A cel­e­bra­tion of Scot­land

Rutherglen Reformer - - News From The Pews - Jonathan Ged­des

Cathkin Pri­mary re­cently cel­e­brated Burns Night in style.

The school had a spe­cial assem­bly to cel­e­brate the birth of Scot­land’s bard.

Martin Frame, the prin­ci­pal teacher at Cathkin, felt the day was a big hit with pupils and their fam­i­lies.

He said: “The house and vice cap­tains in P7 or­gan­ised the en­ter­tain­ment with my­self.

“Each class learned a Scot­tish poem or song and chose two win­ners.

“We had recitals of ‘Michael’, ‘The Bon­nie Sausage and Tat­tie Scone Song’ and ‘Ye Can­nae Shove Yir Granny Aff A Bus,’ and Mrs McFadyen then played the gui­tar to ac­com­pany a Scot­tish med­ley.

“Par­ents com­mented very pos­i­tively on the chil­dren and teach­ers’ hard work and com­mit­ment.

“As 2018 is Scot­land’s Year of the Young Peo­ple, each class de­signed posters ad­ver­tis­ing ideas from this.

“We had posters show­ing the most pop­u­lar Scot­tish word cho­sen by young peo­ple, which was braw, fa­mous Scot­tish sports peo­ple, an­i­mals and Scot­tish cos­tumes and dress.”

Win­ner Yvie Black­well (above) won Scot­tish po­etry recital. Right, Cathkin Pri­mary’s Burns assem­bly was a suc­cess

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