On Wednesday, 28th of November, Stirling School of English celebrated their first St. Andrew’s Day Celebration. The event took place at St. Allan Park Church in Stirling and featured a variety of performances by a wide array of tutors, students, and their families. Among these performances were Scottish as well as other national poems, songs, and a brief historical tribute to St. Andrew.
The night began with a sing-along of a few well-known Scottish tunes, such as the national anthem and Amazing Grace. This was followed by a lovely performance of Scotland the Brave on the bagpipes by 13-year-old Jakub from Poland, which helped put everyone in the celebration spirit. The night was continued with a delightfully funny Scottish poem titled “It’s January” and then came the international spice! Next we heard an adorable Korean poem performed by the children of 3 SSE students/volunteers and a fun and interactive performance by Korean student, Desuk and his beautiful back-up singers (including a surprise performance of Gangnam Style to get the crowd dancing)! Among the night’s performances were also a cute Polish national poem, 2 beautiful solo French songs, and some spicy Spanish group songs/dances.
(excerpt from Nov-Dec 2012 Newsletter)