Blogs and News - St George's School For Girls, Edinburgh
On 24 January, Primary 6 had a Burns Supper with Merchiston. First we started off with dances such as: The Dashing White Sergeant, The Flying Scotsman and The Gay Gordons. Afterwards both St George’s Primary 6 and Merchiston boys joined each other at the table to enjoy some haggis, neeps and tatties cooked by the St George’s kitchen staff.
Just before we had lunch one of the kitchen staff walked around the lunch hall with the haggis while two of the Merchiston boys were reciting the poem ‘Address to a Haggis’ and he stabbed a knife into the haggis. Next, the boys recited a poem they had made up called ‘A toast to the Lassies’ and the St George’s girls recited a poem called ‘Reply from the Lassies’. After lunch we went back downstairs to the Lower Centre and we recited more poems. The ceilidh band played Scottish music.
Once all the poems were read, the St George’s choir sang three songs to Merchiston, and they sang a few to us. Then we all did the Dashing White Sergeant one more time and then the Scottish country dancers showed us a dance and taught us to do the Reel of the Genie. After that, we all made a circle and sang ‘Auld Lang Syne’. At 3.30pm the Burns Supper finished and a bus arrived to take the Merchiston Boys back to school. Everyone had a wonderful afternoon.
Mariam and Morgan, P6Q