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31 Jan 2019
GFS Exchange Burns Supper

On Friday 25 January, we had a Burns Supper with four St George’s girls and their exchange partners from Germantown Friends School. The girls from GFS tried some new foods, including Haggis, Shortbread, Tablet, Cranachan and Irn-Bru. This prompted mixed reactions among both the GFS and St George’s girls. Kenzie and Beth also recited the ‘Address to a Haggis’ before the meal began. There were some lessons in culture from the parents and they were exposed to traditional dress of tartan kilts and sporrans.

The night ended with a round of the traditional Burns folk song, ‘Auld Lang Syne’. The night was a success, and everyone learned more about Scottish culture, traditions and why we celebrate Robert Burns. 

Written by Beth, Kenzie, Lillybelle and Caroline

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