Feel the Burns

Jan. 25, 2019 | Today we celebrated Robbie Burns Day with some morning poetry in chapel.

Donning his kilt and his knowledge of Scots, Mr. Maxwell shared about the life and works of Robert Burns in honour of the Scottish poet's birthday. After detailing the poet's life and sharing his own connection to Burns (whose hospice physician was a Maxwell), Mr. Maxwell read some of Burns' poetry with its traditional pronunciation. He also invited students to join in singing one of Burns' most famous pieces, Auld Lang Syne. Although the lyrics distributed to students mentioned drinking "a cup o’ kindness", Mr. Maxwell clarified that a true Scotsman would sing "a right guid willie waught," which translates to a generous and friendly draught.
Watch Mr. Maxwell's chapel presentation below!


Bishop's College School is an independent English-language boarding and day school for grades 7 to 12 in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.