2016 – 28th Inverclyde Secondary School Burns Supper
The 28th Inverclyde Secondary Schools Burns Supper was held on the evening of Thursday 24th February, 2016, when family and friends gathered at Craigmarloch School for this special evening, which showcases the talents of the young people of Inverclyde.
This years venue was Craigmarloch School, a “state of the art” school, which is part of the shared campus, incorporating Port Glasgow High School and St. Stephens High School.
The evening got off to a great start with Murray McKechnie piping in the top table guests.
Mrs Eileen Stewart, Head Teacher of Craigmarloch School, welcomed all of the guests and stated she was proud that her school was the host of this years Burns Supper.
Mrs Christine MacLeod, President of the Mother Club, then took control of the proceedings and welcomed everyone on behalf of the Greenock Burns Club and hoped they would enjoy the evening.
To begin the evening John Love had the pleasure of reciting the Selkirk grace.
Murray McKechnie then piped in the haggis, which was proudly carried by Alicia Maxwell. This was followed by John Morrison, who gave an excellent “Address to a Haggis”.
Everyone then sat down to enjoy the tradition meal of Cock a leekie soup, haggis neeps and tatties, apple pie.
After the meal, Christine MacLeod introduced Ross Gillan of St. Columba’s High School, who proposed the Toast to The Immortal Memory of Robert Burns. This was a well presented and
The next speaker was Hugh Jamieson of Clydeview Academy, who proposed a very humorous “Toast to the Lasses”. The reply to his “Toast” was given by Caitlyn Cummings of Inverclyde Academy, who made an equally humorous “Reply”
The evening was interspersed with Burns poetry recitations, songs and the playing of an array of instruments, which showcased the talent of the young people of Inverclyde.
As the evening drew towards a close, Julia Ballingall of Port Glasgow High School gave a comprehensive “Vote of Thanks” to everyone involved in organising the Burns Supper, one of the highlights of the Burns Calendar in Inverclyde.
The evening concluded in the traditional manner with everyone singing “Auld Lang Syne”.
Thanks go to this year’s hosts – Craigmarloch School, who made all of the programmes, table settings, artwork and “Burns Themed” badges as momentos of the occasion.
A special thanks must go to McKechnie Jess butchers for their continued support by donating their award winning haggis for the Burns Supper yet again.
A further thanks to the Greenock Burns Club for the financial support of the Burns Supper.
|Piper||Murray McKechnie||Port Glasgow HS|
|Poem - Selkirk Grace||John Love||Craigmarloch School|
|Haggis-bearer||Alicia Maxwell||Craigmarloch School|
|Poem - Address to a Haggis||John Morrison||Notre Dame HS|
|Song - My luve is like a red red rose||Sophie Sheridan||Craigmarloch School|
|Poem - To a mouse||Jennifer Lynne & Caitlyn Cummings & Heather McArthur||Inverclyde Academy|
|Toast to Immortal Memory of Robert Burns||Ross Gillan||St. Columba's HS|
|Song - Leezie Lindsay||Sophie McGill||St. Columba's HS|
|Poem - Tam O'Shanter||Robbie Peden||Clydeview Academy|
|Music - Duncan Gray||Kirsten McKay (Flute)||Port Glasgow HS|
|Toast to the Lasses||Hugh Jamieson||Clydeview Academy|
|Song - Ae Fond Kiss||Gemma Hanley||Port Glasgow HS|
|Song - By Yon Castle Wa'||Sophie Bysouth||Notre Dame HS|
|Song - john Anderson My Jo||Chloe Munro & Rachel Scott||Inverclyde Academy|
|Reply to the Lasses||Caitlyn Cummings||Inverclyde Academy|
|Poem - A Man's A Man For A' That||Jennifer Gray & Emma Lafferty||St. Columba's HS|
|Poem - Rantin' Rovin' Robin||Amy Morrison||Notre Dame HS|
|Misic - O' My Luve is Like A Red Red Rose||Alan Hunter (Cornet)||Clydeview Academy|
|Vote of Thanks||Julia Ballingall||Port Glasgow HS|
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