It’s reel tar­tan fun at school’s Scots events

Rutherglen Reformer - - Intimations -

West Coats Pri­mary have had sev­eral Scot­tish events over the past few weeks.

The school pupils had been learn­ing all about their coun­try’s his­tory as part of Scots month.

They learned songs, re­cited po­ems, lis­tened to tra­di­tional sto­ries, took part in games to guess the mean­ings of Scot’s words and found out about fa­mous Scot­tish in­ven­tions as well as tast­ing tra­di­tional Scot­tish food.

The school choir per­formed two songs from their re­cent per­for­mance at the Bridgeton Burns com­pe­ti­tion.

Pri­mary one held a Burn’s Sup­per and in­vited the boys and girls in Pri­mary one from St Cadoc’s Pri­mary to join them.

The up­per school then got to find out fas­ci­nat­ing facts about the High­land Games.

It was a fan­tas­tic ex­pe­ri­ence made even more spe­cial by be­ing piped in to the sound of the bag­pipes by a lo­cal piper, James Smith.

Teacher An­gela Ferry said: “They got to show­case their learn­ing and ex­pe­ri­ence things they wouldn’t nor­mally.

“They got to try Scot­tish food and learn at the same time, while com­ing to­gether with an­other school in the com­mu­nity and they made some mag­nif­i­cent ban­ners for that.

“Some of the P7s didn’t know about the High­land Games and re­ally got to learn about that, while the P5s did the Hokey Cokey in the Scot­tish lan­guage, which was re­ally fun.

“Some of the chil­dren learned about tar­tan, too.

“It was a great day and they had a lot of fun.”

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