The Bridgeton Burns Club
Scottish Charity No. SC 015476
President 2016 - 2017 Andy McArthur TD
The Schools Competition
The Annual Schools Competition takes place in St Mungo's Academy in Crownpoint Road in Glasgow on the first Friday in December.
Between 500 and 700 children and young adults take part in the competition and their ages range from 5 years to 17 years old.
Other children take part in the Art and News desk Competitions.
The Competition is run on a voluntary basis by the Directors and Past Presidents of the Club, ably assisted by a panel of independent Adjudicators who are responsible for judging the various participants.
Several of the competition winners are invited to perform their winning pieces at the annual dinner on the 25th January, in the Glasgow
Marriot Hotel, in front of 700 members and guests and again at the annual concert and prize giving in Woodside Halls in February
The Bridgeton Burns Club pays for all of the costs of the children taking part in the Competition, the Annual Dinner and the Concert
and Prize Giving.
This includes transport, the cost of renting the School and Woodside Halls, medals and prizes for the children,
refreshments, printing, materials, etc.
The Club funds all of this from generous donations made by the members and their guests on
the evening of the Annual Dinner.
The cost of the Schools Competition and Concert is now in exceeding £22,500.00 per annum
and the amount raised at the Annual Dinner is £5,500.00 short of the required amount.
In previous years, when there has been a surplus of funds, that surplus has been passed to the Fund for The Arts and is used to support
young adults progressing to University to study Art, Music, Drama or Literature.
The Club wishes to acknowledge the following sponsors and appreciate their financial support towards the running of The Schools
Competition and the Fund for The Arts:
Caledonian Plywood Company
The Bridgeton Burns Club welcomes any donation to assist with its work in promoting the life and work of Robert Burns amongst the
school children of the schools of the East End of Glasgow.
*If you would like to make a donation, to help support the work of the Club, please send it to The Bridgeton Burns Club address
on our Home Page. We can supply a Gift Aid form which allows to claim additional monies from HMRC - approx. 28% of the value of the donation*
Alternatively the Club has opened a "Just Giving" page to facilitate online donations.
Please click on the link below or copy and paste it into your browser.
Schools Convener Glenn Stuart email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Schools Competition Results 2nd December 2016:
A Full list of all of the results of the recent Schools Competition can be found by clicking on the link below.
A recent letter received from a previous Schools' Competition participant - Aileen McGregor
How lovely to know that the Burns' competition is still going strong. I took part, in 1956, and although I didn't win, I enjoyed the experience. It introduced me to the works of our national bard and I still enjoy reading his writings - some good and some, well, not so good!
I still have and treasure the the book I received, on 25th January, 1956. It's still in its dust cover!
It was, and I know still is, a great introduction to Burns' poems and songs, but in addition, it gave us, the poorer children, a sense of identity and yes, importance.
I am so happy that this competition still goes on.
List of Schools Eligible for the 2016 Competition
PRIMARY – NON-DENOMINATIONAL- GLASGOW
Alexandra Parade, Dennistoun, G31
Aultmore Park, Lochend, G33
Avenue End, G33
Dalmarnock, Tollcross, G40
Eastbank, Gartocher, G32
East Glasgow Music School, G32
Golfhill, Dennistoun, G31
Mount Vernon, G32
Wellshot, Tollcross, G32
PRIMARY R.C. SCHOOLS- GLASGOW
Holy Cross, G42
John Paul II, G45
Our Lady of Peace, G33
Sacred Heart, Bridgeton G40
St Anne’s, Bridgeton, G40
St Benedict’s, Lochend, G34
St Brigid’s, G42
St Denis, Dennistoun, G31
St Joachim’s, G32
St Mark’s, Parkhead, G31
St Michael’s Parkhead, G31
St Paul’s, Shettleston, G32
St Philomena’s, G33
St Roch’s, G21
St Rose of Lima, G33
St Thomas, G33
St Timothy’s G32
PRIMARY SCHOOLS CAMBUSLANG/RUTHERGLEN
Bankhead, Rutherglen G73
Burgh, Rutherglen G73
Burnside, Rutherglen G73
Cairns, Halfway, Cambuslang, G72
Calderwood, Rutherglen, G73
Cathkin, Rutherglen G73
Hallside, Halfway, Cambuslang, G72
James Aiton, Cambuslang, G72
Loch, Springhall, Rutherglen G73
Spittal, Rutherglen, G73
St Anthony’s, Rutherglen, G73
St Bride’s, Cambuslang G72
St Cadoc’s, Halfway, Cambuslang, G72
St Charles, Newton, Cambuslang, G72
St Columbkille’s, Rutherglen, G73
St Mark’s, Blairbeth, Rutherglen, G73
West Coats, Cambuslang, G72.
Kirktonholme, Nerston, East Kilbride G74
SPECIAL NEEDS SCHOOLS
Croftcroigh Primary, Garthamlock. G33
Eastmuir Primary, Hallhill, G33
Newhills Primary, G33
SECONDARY – NON DENOMINATIONAL, GLASGOW
Ashcraig Secondary, G33
Bannerman High, Baillieston G69
Castlemilk High, G45
Eastbank Academy, Shettleston, G32
East Glasgow Music School, G32
King’s Park Secondary, G44
Lochend Community High, G34
Smithycroft Academy, G33
Springburn Academy, G21
Whitehill Secondary, G31
SECONDARY – R.C. GLASGOW
All Saints Secondary, G21
Holyrood Secondary, G42
St Andrew’s Secondary, G32
St Margaret Mary’s Secondary, G45
St Mungo’s Academy, Bridgeton, G40
St Roch’s Secondary, G21
SPECIAL NEEDS SCHOOLS
Parkhill Secondary, Dennistoun, G31
St Aidan’s Secondary, G32
SECONDARY – CAMBUSLANG/RUTHERGLEN
Cathkin High, Cambuslang G72
Rutherglen High, Cambuslang, G72
Stonelaw High, Rutherglen, G73
Trinity High, Rutherglen, G73
Syllabus for 2016 Competition will be available after the
May 2016 Choosing Meeting
ELIGIBILITY: The Competition is open to all SCHOOLS in the EAST END of GLASGOW and Member’s Children. There is NO ENTRANCE FEE
VENUE: The Competition will be held on FRIDAY 2nd DECEMBER, 2016 commencing at 5.00 p.m. in St. Mungo’s Academy, Crownpoint Road,
Bridgeton, Glasgow G40 2RA.
CONTENT: The Competition is open to both PRIMARY and SECONDARY SCHOOLS and includes:
VERSE SPEAKING [Individual and Group Choral]
SPEECHMAKING [Secondary only]
CHOIRS [Both Primary & Secondary]
SOLO SINGING [Both Primary & Secondary] and DUETS [Secondary only]
SINGERS & PLAYERS [Primary only]
SOLO INSTRUMENTAL PRIMARY and SECONDARY (No bagpipes)
SOLO SINGING OWN INTERPRETATION – TWO BURNS SONGS FREESTYLE
ART [Both Primary and Secondary ] and ASSISTED LEARNING ART
NEWSDESK [Both Primary and Secondary]
REFERENCES: Poems & Songs of Robert Burns - Fontana/Collins – All Page Nos quoted refer to this
book, for other books mentioned refer to the relevant index.
Complete Poems and Songs of Robert Burns - Harper Collins; Complete Poems and Songs of Robert
Burns – Geddes & Grosset; The Complete Poetical Works of Robert Burns – Alloway Publishing
Various Song Books as specified.
CONDITIONS: Names of pupil entrants must be forwarded to the Competition Convener:
GLENN STUART, Bridgeton Burns Club Competition Office, c/o 23 DUNNOTTAR STREET, BISHOPBRIGGS, G64 1PR or email: Maureen@bridgetonburnsclub.org.uk not later than the Entry Closure Date of FRIDAY 4th NOVEMBER, 2016 earlier if possible.
PLEASE NOTE THAT, IN ORDER TO ENSURE TIMEOUS ENTRY OF ALL COMPETITORS ON THE CLUB’S COMPUTERISED COMPETITION SCHEDULE, AND ARRANGEMENT OF ASSOCIATED TRANSPORTATION FOR ALL COMPETITORS, ANY ENTRIES NOT RECEIVED BY THE ENTRY CLOSURE DATE SHALL NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR THE COMPETITION WITHOUT WRITTEN NOTE OF APPEAL TO THE COMPETITION CONVENER. ANY SUCH APPEALS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE COMPETITION CONVENER WITHIN A "ONE-WEEK APPEALS PERIOD" FROM CLOSURE DATE AND NO APPEALS WILL BE CONSIDERED AFTER THE APPEALS PERIOD HAS EXPIRED, RESULTING IN SUCH LATE ENTRIES BEING, WITH REGRET, EXCLUDED FROM THIS YEAR’S COMPETITION.
The pieces chosen must be Burn’s songs and a maximum of three verses. Schools may only enter up to 6 soloists. Where Own Choice is permissible, the Convenor must be advised by Tuesday 17th November what pieces the pupils intend singing so that adjudicators can be given advance notification of the music.
Pupil entrants may NOT enter for more than 5 SECTIONS in the overall competition, covering MUSIC, VERSE, CHORAL, INSTRUMENTAL etc. This does not include ART & NEWSDESK.
TROPHIES & PRIZES : Prizes will awarded to the first three successful contestants in each section.
Cups, Shields and Trophies will be held by the winning school for one year. These must be returned to the Competition Office prior to the date of the following year’s Competition or on the evening of the Competition at the latest, i.e. 2nd December 2016 for the current year.
ANNUAL CONCERT AND DISTRIBUTION OF PRIZES:
First and Second Prize-winners will be expected to perform at the Annual Concert and Prize-giving on FRIDAY 24th FEBRUARY 2017 in Woodside Halls, Glenfarg Street, Glasgow, with all Prize-winners being present to collect their respective prizes, Doors open at 6.00pm - Concert commences 6.30pm.
ART & NEWSDESK: An Exhibition of the Winning Entries in both these categories will be shown at the
Annual Prize Winners’ Concert on Friday 24th February 2017.