Scotland Theme Day

Royal School's Manchester most recent Theme Day was off with a swing - or a Highland fling, as school pupils celebrated all things Scottish!

Our guest blogger Annie writes: "Last month school celebrated all things Scottish with a ‘Highland Gathering’. We divided into four clans, identified by homemade felted tartans. We enjoyed singing Scottish songs, danced the Highland Fling, competed in games such as tossing the caber, throwing the wool sack and tug’o’war.

"We made porridge and tasted oatcakes and raspberries washed down with Highland spring water. We heard the story about the very hungry Loch Ness monster, and made our own colourful sock monsters. We experienced the feel of heather (but avoided the thistles!) and tuned in to the wonderful vibrating sounds of bagpipes and accordion. 

"Great fun was had by all!"

Royal School Manchester holds a Theme Day every half-term, giving pupils the opportunity to work on a wide range of cross-curricular activities. The next Theme Day will see pupils learning about Portugal - let's hope they remember to pack plenty of sun cream!