Southend primary’s musical Tale of Tam

Southend children with Robert Burns.

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Southend Primary pupils remembered Scotland’s bard at a  busy Burns Lunch.

An invitation was extended to the children’s family, friends and wider village community.

The lunch was chaired by one of the 20 guests, Robert Millar.

Before the meal of haggis, neeps and tatties the children recited the Selkirk Grace and Address to the Haggis.

Following the meal, tea, coffee and shortbread was served.

The children gave the Immortal Memory, followed by We’re Gangin on a Bear Hunt performed with wonderful expressions and actions.

A musical interpretation of the Tale of Tam played on a wide variety of instruments held the audience’s attention and Highland dancing completed the entertainment.

The event finished with Scottish dancing and a rendition of Auld Lang Syne with the guests were invited to join.

A school spokesperson said: ‘We are very grateful to the kitchen staff for providing and serving a lovely meal.

‘For the support given by the parents and village community and finally to the children whose hard work resulted in a wonderful performance.’

Southend children with Robert Burns. NO_c06burnssouthend01