On Monday 17th September we were very fortunate to have a group of visitors from the European Youth Centre in Warsaw, Poland. They were travelling around Scotland for about a week and soaking in the culture.
Our students listened attentively to their wonderful presentation about Poland.
Everyone particularly enjoyed the amazing talk about kilts and ladies’ dresses by our tutors Margaret and Richard.
At break time, the school was buzzing with conversations about traditions in various countries as we had some tea and coffee with shortbread and tablet prepared by our volunteers: Yvonne, Maggie and Trisha.
After the break, our guests joined our conversation classes and found out more about Scotland and the countries represented by our students.
Before heading to Edinburgh, everyone gave our students and tutors a bar of chocolate or a packet of sweets which we have been eating at break times until now!
On Wednesday evening, Margaret with her husband and some friends provided wonderful entertainment for our visitors- a ceilidh (pronounced as ‘kay-lee’ ). Ceilidh is a Gaelic word meaning gathering or party involving folk music, dancing and some performances. Our patient tutors helped the enthusiastic and full of beans students nail some Scottish dance moves and enjoyed watching the students dance a traditional Polish dance ‘’Polonaise’’.
The evening finished with the perfect rendition of Auld Lang Syne sung in Polish.
Thank you for visiting us and for the gifts! We hope to see you again!
Get your dancing shoes, friends and family and join us at St. Andrew’s Celebration on 27th November (Tues) at 6:15 pm at the Albert Halls in Stirling. There will be some traditional Scottish food and Margaret and Hugh will teach you those moves 🙂