Burns Night Celebration

Parents and carers at Portland House joined us for our Stay and Play adventure. Children and staff wore their Scottish dress and tartan patterned clothing and accessories.

One of our dads who have a Scottish heritage read some Scottish stories to the children. He came dressed in traditional Scottish kilt and sporran and talked to the children all about this. The children enjoyed listening to lots of other Scottish stories and dancing to the traditional sounds of highland music even having a go at the Highland fling and a jig.

We were very fortunate to have a visit from musician Steph who played the bagpipes throughout the nursery so everyone had the opportunity to see and hear them. She told the children all about how they worked and answered any questions they had. The children and parents had the chance to try out the practise pipe that Steph brought with her. This was great fun as lots of funny sounds were produced ‘it sounds like a duck’ was one of many comments.

[Inline image 1] We also enjoyed sampling some Scottish delicacies such as oatcakes for snack and at tea time Haggis (from Sharlands the local butcher) along with Neeps and Tatties. There was also homemade Scottish shortbread for sale which the children made earlier that day along with shortbread cookie jar activities to take home for a home baking activity. Over £90.00 was raised and the proceeds have been added to our nominated charity fundraising for Candlelighters.

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