Burns Night.

A staple in the Scottish calendar and celebrated in many ways, us Scots come together to celebrate arguably our most favourite poet each year on 25 January.

Robert (or Rabbie) Burns produced hundreds of poems, songs and letters in his short life that spanned from 1759 to 1796.

Our much-loved Bard's most famous works are arguably 'Tam O'Shanter', 'To a Mouse' and 'Auld Lang Syne'.

As we've moved into adulthood, we might not give as much consideration to the top poet as we once would've in our younger years.

Most bonnie lasses and laddies who went to a Scottish primary school will remember each year the celebrations that took place to mark the special day.

For some, it was a day of cultural enrichment, for others it was a total skive.

Here are five things you might remember about Burns Day if you went to a Scottish primary school.

Country Dancing

Greenock Telegraph:

Whether you liked it or not, PE lessons were most definitely used to honour the art of Scottish country dancing.

Girls would line up at one side in height order and boys would do the same, then the PE teacher would match you up and send you on your merry way to undertake some of Scotland's most popular jigs.

If you've retained anything from those days, it'll most likely be a Gay Gordons or a Strip the Willow - and you'll most definitely show off your skills at family weddings.

(Probably cold) Haggis, Neeps & Tatties

Greenock Telegraph:

Some schools might have been fortunate (or unfortunate enough) to have haggis, neeps and tatties on the canteen menu that lunchtime.

Some teachers might even have taken it upon themselves to let their class of rowdy children try Scotland's national cuisine.

There'd be the ones in the class who'd act sophisticated and pretend they loved it, while others would simply refuse to even touch a plastic spoonful of the stuff.

The Poems

Greenock Telegraph:

Many schools would have big assemblies where each glass would show off their Scots and recite a poem in front of the whole school.

After lunch you'd pop on your plimsoles and head to the assembly hall where you'd either sit on the floor (or if you were older, the benches) and be subjected to an afternoon of entertainment.

Sweet Treats

Greenock Telegraph:

If you were REALLY lucky, you'd maybe get to try shortbread and Irn Bru. The wee plastic or polystyrene cups would be half filled with the fizzy orange offering.

Clever teachers would wait until the last hour of the school day before dishing out the treats so they could send the youngsters home bouncing off the walls.

Arts & Crafts

Greenock Telegraph:

Creating your own tartan could've been one of the activities on the day's agenda. You'd either get creative with the paints or you'd cut long strips of paper and intertwine them on a page.

You'd maybe take it home and get to put it on the fridge until one day it disappeared, never to be seen again.