Kids talk

30th November 2012 at 00:00
Rebecca, Jack, Leo, Andrew, Lachlan and Ally, P3, tell Julia Belgutay what they think Scotland celebrates on 30 November

Andrew: Christmas?

Ally: New year?

Leo: Halloween.

Jack: Pay day.

Andrew: Scottish National Day. St Andrew's Day? That's my name. It's about fireworks.

Lachlan: And we wave Scotland flags, and there are lots of people there.

Jack: And there's drums and everything.

Andrew: They eat Scottish food like mince pies.

Ally: Oh, haggis. Me and my dad love haggis.

Rebecca: I had haggis for my dinner last night.

Leo: Remember we had haggis when we were in here? I love it.

Andrew: They eat it with broccoli. And carrots.

Rebecca: Or peas and sweetcorn.

Jack: And then they would have chocolate cake.

Rebecca: Or carrot cake.

Andrew: Or mince pie cake.

Leo: It's called St Andrew's Day because they get flags out and they do some fireworks and they do a parade.

Rebecca: I don't know why it's called St Andrew's and why he is a saint.

Andrew: Because someone was gonna kill them?

Leo: Andrew, stop being nasty.

Andrew: They killed them. They get police after them, I think.

Ally: By shooting.

Leo: Andrew! They wave flags because it's a celebration.

Andrew: There is also St Peter's day.

Lachlan: And St Lucy's day.

Rebecca: And Santa.

Jack: Oh, Easter bunnies!

Rebecca: Our teacher sent Santa a letter, and guess what, she said she was eight. She's not eight - she's a teacher!

Jack: On St Andrew's Day they celebrate Scotland. I think Scotland is quite a good country, but it always rains.

Leo: I love rain.

Andrew: I think they celebrate pizza.

Rebecca: Pie?

Lachlan: They celebrate the carrot peeler. I think it was invented here.

Ally: It is possible.

Lachlan: I think they celebrate Robert Burns. He is a Scottish poet man.

Rebecca: The BFG is Scottish.

Ally: I think he is Irish.

Leo: How about the Olympics? There was a lot of Scottish people.

Rebecca: The Queen? She is my great great great gran.

Lachlan: I saw the Queen in London.

Andrew: I think St Andrew had brown hair.

Ally: And an orange beard.

Lachlan: I think he had brownish hair and big eyebrows like that. I think he was quite skinny and big. That's what they said.

Ally: My favourite holiday is Christmas.

Leo: No, the summer holiday. And October holiday.

Lachlan: Or a whole year off from school.

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