In the name of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Amen.
A few months from now, something strange will start to happen in the PE classes in many Scottish primary and secondary schools. As the school Christmas dance approaches, school gym halls will no longer echo to the sounds of games or fitness routines. Instead, there will be dance music, as pupils start learning- dreaded words for many of them- social dancing. Boys and girls will be lined up on both sides of the hall, and have to pair off. And the PE teachers will start to initiate the embarrassed pupils in the secrets of the St Bernard’s Waltz, the Canadian Barn Dance, the Gay Gordons and the Dashing White Sergeant.