To celebrate the life of the Scottish Poet, Robbie Burns, Mary Rose Academy hosted its second annual Highland Games and experienced lots of Scottish things.
Firstly we met Robbie Burns, who had brought along Sir Andy Murray and the very fabulous Lulu…all whose Scottish accents were rather dubious, however they made inspiring team captains!
Pupils came prepared with Scottish flags, banners, scarfs and pomp poms to cheer on the teams. The games were presided over by Lesley Frearson (the only actual Scottish person in the room!) and Boo to ensure fair play and keep the scores.
Pupils competed in a number of events including tossing the caber, the haggis hoola hoop, and the grand finale, the highland fling. At half time, we made sure that we were full of energy by eating traditional Scottish treats, including Tablet, Clootie Dumpling and Shortbread. All of these Scottish delicacies were made by pupils in Wembley, Adventure and Discovery class throughout the week, who enjoyed serving them to all of their friends during assembly.
The scores were close throughout, but this year’s winner was Sir Andy Murray. He received the trophy to rapturous applause and commented that he is already looking forward to defending his title next year.