BONNIE lads and lassies marked the end of their school's Robert Burns topic with a wonderful celebration.

Senior pupils at Gourock Primary had been studying the work and times of our national bard.

The school community, pupils, teachers and parents came together for a night of poetry, music and haggis.

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Laura Falconer, who teaches one of the P7 classes with Lynn Nelis, said: "We decided to hold a Burns celebration to mark the end of the two P7 classes' topic on the works, life and poetry of Burns.

"The children also take part in the annual competition run by the Jolly Beggars Burns Club.

"The children have been doing a lot of hard work.

"They have received support from the Gourock Jolly Beggars and Greenock Burns Club and enjoyed a trip to see the Burns archives and the Robert Burns Museum.

"All of them were able to ask a parent along, and there were poems, songs and some pupils playing the violin."

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Children and their parents tucked into haggis, neeps, tatties and also tablet, washed down by our other national drink - Irn Bru.

Ms Falconer said: "I am so proud of all the children, they have been nothing short of inspirational.

"The school wants to thank everyone for making the event such a success, including singer Polly Beck, who taught the children Burns songs, and Sean Nelis, who stood in for Polly on the night of the celebration has she had an engagement at Inverclyde Schools Gala Concert in Greenock Town Hall.

"We also thank piper Ian White, McCaskies for providing the presentation haggis and Material Things in Greenock for the table decorations."