Burns Afternoon – Tranent Primary


The P7’s had a very successful Burns Afternoon at Tranent Primary School.  They prepared and arranged a Burns celebration by researching how a traditional Burns Supper is organised. They found out about the life and works of Rabbie Burns and many Scottish traditions and they produced booklets to present this knowledge.


Official invitations were given to invited guests and one child arranged for a piper to attend the ceremony.

The children wrote their own toasts to the lassies and replies to the ladies and their own Scots poetry to recite. In addition the classes chose both traditional and modern Scots songs to learn and perform on the day. Other youngsters recited the Selkirk Grace and the Address to the Haggis.  An entertaining Master of Ceremonies led the proceedings.


A group of children from the year stage organised the running order of the event.

Servers were nominated to dish up the ‘haggis, neeps and tatties’ to the guests.

In addition to these events the children organised a small ceilidh and chose the dances they wished to perform.  Some pupils prepared ‘party pieces’ in groups or pairs as entertainment, such as, highland dancing, singing and playing their instruments.