PUPILS at Banchory Primary School put on an impressive display during an afternoon of Rabbie Burns themed celebrations last week.

Held on Friday, January 25, the event featured youngsters from P1 through to P7 performing in front of their peers and teaching them about the legendary Scottish poet.

Gemma Kennedy, the school's head teacher, told the Advertiser: "It was an afternoon learning about and celebrating Robert Burns and his songs and poems.

"So all the classes had learned poems, and the top three performers from each class got to then perform that in front of the school.

"There was also a PowerPoint which took them through the life and works of Burns.

"It was an educational day as well as a fun one, learning things like where Burns came from, and why he was famous."

The event also featured some live music performed by one of the teachers, and a haggis was piped in too.

Parents of pupils performing on the day were invited to attend, along with senior members of the community – and there was a good turnout from both.

To add to the fun, youngsters were encouraged to dress in traditional Scottish clothing for the event.

Gemma said: "It was a lovely afternoon and at the end of the day the classes got to celebrate with some shortbread.

"They all had an excellent time, especially some of our Primary 1s.

"And the achievement of standing up on stage in front of everyone and performing, that was fantastic."