Spring Term 2017

A Cultural Weekend

The boarders had a very cultured weekend!

Junior School pupils at the Burns Ceilidh   Junior School pupils at the Burns Ceilidh

Junior School pupils at the Burns Ceilidh   Junior School pupils at the Burns Ceilidh 

On Saturday after a relaxing afternoon we put on our kilts and our dancing shoes in preparation for our Burns Night Celebrations. We started our night in the refectory with Daniel C piping in the haggis and our Head Boarders, Ricardo de B and Deborah F, addressing the haggis with one of Robert Burn’s famous poems.  Erin B recited the Selkirk Grace (Some hae meat and canna eat, And some wad eat that want it, But we hae meat and we can eat, Sae let the Lord be thankit) before we all sat and enjoyed our haggis and Irn Bru. Once we had finished our meal we headed to the sports centre to ceilidh dance. The boarders had a great time mixing with Gordonstoun students in Year 9, 10 and 11, showing our moves in dances such as the Virginia Reel and Strip the Willow!

Junior School pupils at the Burns Ceilidh   Junior School pupils at the Burns Ceilidh

On Sunday the boarders celebrated Chinese New Year.  An origami competition saw boarders split into teams and create some fantastic paper creations!  After brunch we got crafty, making Chinese lanterns and dragons of all different sizes.  We also had a go at making our very own fortune cookies after a few test rounds we made enough for the whole school to enjoy at Monday morning piece!

Getting stuck into the art of paper-folding   A chinese dragon

The art of origami   The art of origami


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