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A Burns Night Breakfast Assembly

Rugby School Japan was delighted when Head of English Mrs Sharp proposed having a Burns Breakfast Assembly to introduce the community to the tradition of Burns Night. The assembly started with Mr Laird leading the Senior Leadership Team into the sports hall whilst playing the Scottish Bagpipes. The whole school then sang ‘Auld Lang Syne’, a Scottish song featuring words attributed to Robert Burns. Mr Laird also delivered The Immortal Memory, a speech where we think about Burns’ contribution to literature and his residing relevance. The poem ‘John Anderson My Jo’ by Robert Burns was then read and one of our music scholarship students, Rin, sang ‘My Love is like a Red, Red, Rose’. A short ceilidh then followed with Mrs Sharp and her husband (resplendent in traditional Scottish kilt) teaching the school three traditional Scottish dances - A Military Two Step, the Gay Gordons and the Orcadian Strip the Willow. The school community enthusiastically joined in with much laughter. Staff and students then headed off to lessons with Scottish shortbread as a parting gift!

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