PUPILS at Walkerburn Primary have been tracing their roots by hosting a Scotland Day.

The Early Years Class have been learning about their country with their parents, carers and friends and created displays and learning zones to showcase their great work.

Some of the highlights included dressing up in traditional tartan outfits, a fantastic puppet show by the children of ‘Old MacDonald’ and a lively performance of ‘Coulter's Candy’ which the children sang along and danced to. 

The youngsters also had plenty of opportunities to make their own Scottish food in class from soup to shortbread and the food tasting zone was very well received with some tasty Scotch broth, Scottish cheese and oatcakes and, of course, haggis on offer to the hungry parents. 

Class teacher Charlotte Newbold told the Peeblesshire News: "We were so happy that so many parents and children could come and share our learning with us, thanks to all those that attended.

"The children all worked so hard on this topic and they have learnt so much about where they live and how Scottish farms produce the highest quality food from meat on cattle farms to crops on arable farms. 

"We have worked closely with the Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET) and have had a farmer come in to class to tell us all about sheep and arable farming and we also had a fantastic opportunity to visit Mossilee Farm in Galashiels to learn all about how to run a Scottish farm and the challenges and chores a farmer faces every day – the children loved sitting on the enormous tractor."