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South Ayrshire children enjoy traditional Burns Supper experience!

Burns Supper

Primary 7 children from schools across South Ayrshire visited Ayr Town Hall on Tuesday 27 February for the 22nd Annual Schools' Burns Supper.

This was organised and funded by the Alloway Burns Club in collaboration with South Ayrshire Council's Central Education Team.

The day was split into two events: the first for children who will attend Carrick Academy, Girvan Academy, Marr College, or Queen Margaret Academy; the second for those who will attend Ayr Academy, Belmont Academy, Kyle Academy, or Prestwick Academy.

The children were given the full traditional Burns Supper experience and enjoyed some snacks including haggis, along with a varied selection of entertainment. Talented young people took to the stage to read Scots poetry, sing, dance and show off their musical talents on the violin and bagpipes. Some modern poems were included amongst Burns Supper staples like 'Address to the Haggis' and 'To a Mouse'.

Seniors from South Ayrshire secondary schools joined each table to guide the P7s through the day, and showed them how to toast the haggis, Robert Burns, and the Lads and the Lassies by raising a glass of Irn Bru.

As an added bonus, P7s were able to meet some of their future secondary school classmates on the day.

Councillor Stephen Ferry, Education portfolio holder for South Ayrshire Council said: "It's wonderful to see children in South Ayrshire continuing the traditions that are close to our hearts - and getting to meet their new high school classmates while doing so. Well done to all of the performers!

"I'd like to extend a huge thanks to the Alloway Burns Club for making such a successful event possible."