Lord Buckenham’s Burns Night, The Buckenham Highland Games and evening activities

Lord Buckenham’s Burns night was a huge hit……all came dressed with a bit of tartan and once we had found our seats in the dining room, the haggis, carried very ably by Arthur Elveden and Ash Rigby, was piped in by Mr Caird. The “Ode to the Haggis” by Robert Burns was read superbly well by Alick Liddell and Seb Milbank. The boarders and staff then tucked into some yummy haggis, neeps and tatties and most declared it was rather good, and there were even requests for seconds!
Our piper piped us to the dance floor where the live band organised the reeling. We all joined in very enthusiastically and whilst not getting the steps straight away, lots of fun was had by all! It was an amazing night and we were all exhausted by the end and headed up to bed.
On Sunday afternoon the Highland games came to Brettenham, where the different clans had to compete in our version of the haggis roll and the caber toss. Arthur Bagshaw’s caber toss was amazing and he is one to watch for the future! There was a bit of welly wangling and some hoopla. The afternoon was finished off with the Tug of war and it was very competitive, with an all girl team beating nearly every other team – technique was definitely the key here!
After all the excitement of an action packed weekend a chilled out film night was just what was needed.
During the week the boarders have been busy attending the numerous clubs. Kabaddi, the national game of Bangladesh seems to be a great hit, as is Hama Beads, the ever popular Dodge-ball, Escape and Evasion games. There is now Football outside on the small astro as well as the usual tennis lessons. Wild-life club is going down a treat and the children love learning new facts about rare and endangered animals.

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