Kibble and Milldale Celebrate Burn’s Day in Style - Kibble: Specialist services & support for young people facing adversity
Posted: February 6, 2023

Last week pupils at Goudie Academy warmly welcomed visitors from Milldale Day Opportunities for a special celebration to commemorate the life and works of the late, Great Scottish Poet, Robert Burns.

The new school café was filled with excitement as guests were served traditional Scottish fayre of haggis, neeps and tatties, a warm cuppa and home baking made by our Home Economics Department at Goudie Academy. It was an opportunity to chat, laugh and make new friends, with raffle prizes to be won, poetry recitals and a song list that wouldn’t have been out of place at Celtic Connections.

Once the delicious meal was washed down, the music was turned up and there was much enjoyment and singing along to Auld Lang Syne, Donald, Where’s Your Troosers? and The Bonnie Banks O’ Loch Lomond.

As the afternoon drew to a close, there was talk of the next meet up and a promise by one pupil to prepare her speciality, chicken korma dish.

It was a real pleasure to welcome our visitors and we’re looking forward to continuing to grow our connections over the coming year with new opportunities.

Jim Gillespie, Chief Executive, Kibble said: “The young people at Kibble are always enthusiastic to mark national celebrations and learn about the history and culture associated with them. This year, our hospitality students have worked alongside the drama students and music students to curate a fantastic event that pays homage to our national Poet, Robert Burns.

“It was wonderful to welcome the group from Milldale Adult Day Centre on to the campus to experience the hospitality our young people can offer, as well as enjoying a showcase of great talents from our drama and music students.”

Mark Robertson, Day Service Assistant at Milldale Day Centre said: “It was a fantastic afternoon and all of the adults at the Centre had a great time singing and enjoying the music, eating delicious food and being surrounded by good company. Young people and staff at Kibble pulled out all the stops to ensure everyone had a great time and we hope to come back again very soon to enjoy another get-together”.

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