Experienced Lots Of Scottish Things!

Experienced Lots Of Scottish Things!

To celebrate the life of the Scottish Poet, Robbie Burns, Mary Rose Academy hosted its own 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! Robbie Burns was the team captain for the red team, Andy Murray the blue team, and Lulu was in charge of the green team for the Mary Rose Highland Games. Pupils were split into the teams and came prepared with colourful banners, scarfs and pomp poms to cheer on their team. The games were presided over by Lesley Frearson (the only actual Scottish person in the room!) to ensure fair play and keep the scores. Pupils competed in a number of events including tossing the caber, tattie rolling, the haggis hoola hoop, and the grand finale, the highland fling. At half time, we made sure that we rehydrated with the traditional Scottish tipple of Iron Bru, which some enjoyed, and some really did dislike. The scores were close throughout, and rather fittingly, the winners were the red team, led superbly by Robbie Burns. He received the trophy on behalf of the red team and is looking forward to defending his title next year.