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Burns Night

Published by Woodhouse Grove School (Bronte House) on Tuesday 30th of January 2024

Robbie Burns is widely considered to be Scotland’s greatest poet, and his life was celebrated recently by Grove and Brontë’s Resident Piper, Mr Lambert. He gave an annual ‘address to a Haggis’ for the boarders in the Dining Hall, which was enjoyed not only by the resident boarders, but also by immersion students from Shenyang, China who were visiting for a week. The event was undoubtedly a colorful celebration of the short, but remarkable life of Robbie Burns. The address to the Haggis is a traditional Scottish poem recited before the haggis, a savory pudding made from sheep’s heart, liver, and lungs. It is typically served with neeps and tatties (turnips and potatoes) and is a staple dish in Scottish cuisine. Overall, the event was a wonderful opportunity for all involved to learn about Scottish culture and tradition, and to celebrate the life and legacy of one of Scotland’s most beloved poets.

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