On a very wet and driech Thursday morning children from Duns Primary School and their parents, took a trip to Hawick where they were joined by other Borders Primary Schools, to take part in the Regional Burns competition, which celebrates the life and works of Robert Burns.
There was a great variety of music and poems. The overall winners of this competition are entered into the national championships, which this year are to be held in Dunfermline.
In the P4/5 section Mariah Rong P5 received third place for her recitation of the poem ‘Wullie Wastl’e while Martha Beattie recited ‘A sair Finger’. Jemima Bevan was placed first for her recitation of the ‘Address to the Haggis’. She was also awarded second place for her instrumentalversion of ‘My Love is like a Red, Red Rose’.
In the P6/7 section Kirsten Blair-Simpson took second place for her unaccompanied singing of ‘Aye Fond Kiss’ while Tabitha Bevan was third in the instrumental section playing ‘Loch Lomond’. Tabitha Bevan, Rachel Burns and Kirsten Blair- Simpson also recited Burns poems in the recitation section. Overall a very successful day out.