Our Burns Night celebrations

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, celebrating Burns Night may have felt different this year, but our dedicated staff teams ensured that our young people still had fun. Across Aspire Scotland’s children’s homes, young people took part in a range of activities to mark the occasion.

The young people spent the afternoon researching Robert Burns and the stories associated with him. They came together to talk about the haunted Alloway Kirk and the Brig o’ Doon, where the witches chased Tam O’Shanter over the Bridge.

Inspired by Robert Burns’ ‘Address to a Haggis’ poem which celebrates the Scottish dish, the young people wrote their own poetry, dedicated to their favourite food. Some of the poems included an ‘Address to a Sausage Roll’ and even an ‘Ode to Maccy D’s’.

The young people then worked together to prepare special Burns Night suppers, including haggis, neeps and tatties. As they sat down to enjoy their meals at tables decked out in tartan, some of the young people took turns to recite the lines of ‘Address to a Haggis’.

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