News - Burns’ Night

Students at Leek High School got a taste of Scottish culture last week when they swapped their school dinner for haggis, neeps and tatties to celebrate Burns’ Night.

The school’s Head of Year 9, Geography teacher Gary Bartram, who hails from Dundee, organised the tasty treat for 120 year 9 students, donning his kilt for the special occasion and piping the haggis into the school hall in traditional style. He said: “Many of the students have been trying to get me to wear my kilt to school for a while now. I thought there could be no better occasion than a Burns’ supper and January 25 gave us the chance to get involved in a social event that most teenagers have never experienced before.

“Every single student in Year 9 contributed to the event and they got a chance to learn more about the Scottish culture, geography and the poetry of Rabbie Burns. We were joined by geography students from Years 10 and 13 and I hope it proved a memorable occasion for them all.”

Mr Bartram didn’t have to go north of the Border to source his haggis as Meakin’s Butchers in Leek rose to the challenge. And the students’ verdict? “It tasted much better than I expected,” was A level student Matt Shea’s comment.

Year 10 student Morgan Heath said: “I think haggis is really nice but I am used to eating it as my mum is Scottish and we have it every year on Burns’ Night.”

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