The Bridgeton Burns Club

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President 2016 - 2017 Andy McArthur TD

 

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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:

AHR

Brewin Dolphin

‎Caledonian Plywood Company

CRGP

Hymans Robertson

 

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.

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Schools Convener Glenn Stuart email: gman1@talk21.com

 

 

Schools Competition Results 4th December 2015:

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.

Aileen McGregor

 

 

List of Schools Eligible for the 2015 Competition

 

PRIMARY – NON-DENOMINATIONAL- GLASGOW

Alexandra Parade, Dennistoun,  G31

Aultmore Park, Lochend, G33

Avenue End, G33

Balornock, G21

Barmulloch, G21

Caledonia, G69

Carmunnock, G76

Carmyle, G32

Carntyne, G33

Castleton, G45

Cranhill, G33

Croftfoot, G44

Dalmarnock, Tollcross, G40

Eastbank, Gartocher, G32

East Glasgow Music School, G32

Garrowhill, G69

Golfhill, Dennistoun, G31

Haghill, G31

Mount Vernon, G32

Oakwood, G34

Quarrybrae G31

Royston, G21

Sandaig, G33

Sunnyside, G33

Swinton, G69

Thorntree, 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 2015 Competition (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 4th DECEMBER, 2015 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 6th NOVEMBER, 2015 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. 4th December 2015 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 12th FEBRUARY 2016 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 12th February 2016.

 

PRIMARY VERSE SECTION

All competitors may be questioned by examiners on the interpretation and English equivalent of Scots words and phrases from the selected piece. Number of entrants from each school should not exceed 6 for each Category, with the exception of Choral Speaking which can be 5 to 15 voices.
All Poems mentioned can be found in either The Bridgeton Burns Club Presentation Book of Poems and Songs, The Complete Poems & Songs of Robert Burns (Geddes & Grosset) or (Collins Classics edition) whichever book you have. For Solo Verse Speaking – If "gestures" are deemed desirable, natural movements are preferred to coached.

SOLO VERSE

PRIMARY 1 – THE JOANN GILMARTIN PLINTH

HIGHLAND LADDIE Verse 1 Page 579 (8 lines)

 

PRIMARY 2 & 3 – THE BARBARA OGSTON MEMORIAL ROSEBOWL

TO MISS ISABELLA McLEOD All 3 Verses Page 279 (12 lines)

 

PRIMARY 4 & 5 - THE ANDY WILKIE MEMORIAL TROPHY

O WERT THOU IN THE CAULD BLAST Page 681 (16 lines)

 

PRIMARY 6 & 7 – THE WILLIAM LAW MEMORIAL TROPHY

ADDRESS TO THE TOOTHACHE Page 235 (36 lines)

 

CHORAL SPEAKING. The use of "gestures" is acceptable and may be coached.

PRIMARY 1 – 7 – THE WINNING WEBSTER TROPHY – (Groups of 5 to 15 Voices)

(for Primary or Secondary)

PRIMARY 1-4 - CHARLIE HE’S MY DARLING Chorus,V1 V2,Ch. V3,V5,Chorus Page 569 (28 lines)

PRIMARY 5-7 - A PARCEL OF ROGUES IN A NATION All 3 Verses Page 552 (24 lines)

 

PRIMARY VERSE SECTION

All competitors may be questioned by examiners on the interpretation and English equivalent of Scots words and phrases from the selected piece. Number of entrants from each school should not exceed 6 for each Category, with the exception of Choral Speaking which can be 5 to 15 voices.
All Poems mentioned can be found in either The Bridgeton Burns Club Presentation Book of Poems and Songs, The Complete Poems & Songs of Robert Burns (Geddes & Grosset) or (Collins Classics edition) whichever book you have. For Solo Verse Speaking – If "gestures" are deemed desirable, natural movements are preferred to coached.

SOLO VERSE

PRIMARY 1 – THE JOANN GILMARTIN PLINTH

HIGHLAND LADDIE Verse 1 Page 579 (8 lines)

 

PRIMARY 2 & 3 – THE BARBARA OGSTON MEMORIAL ROSEBOWL

TO MISS ISABELLA McLEOD All 3 Verses Page 279 (12 lines)

 

PRIMARY 4 & 5 - THE ANDY WILKIE MEMORIAL TROPHY

O WERT THOU IN THE CAULD BLAST Page 681 (16 lines)

 

PRIMARY 6 & 7 – THE WILLIAM LAW MEMORIAL TROPHY

ADDRESS TO THE TOOTHACHE Page 235 (36 lines)

 

 

CHORAL SPEAKING. The use of "gestures" is acceptable and may be coached.

PRIMARY 1 – 7 – THE WINNING WEBSTER TROPHY – (Groups of 5 to 15 Voices)

(for Primary or Secondary)

PRIMARY 1-4 - CHARLIE HE’S MY DARLING Chorus,V1 V2,Ch. V3,V5,Chorus Page 569 (28 lines)

PRIMARY 5-7 - A PARCEL OF ROGUES IN A NATION All 3 Verses Page 552 (24 lines)

 

PRIMARY MUSIC SECTION

We are continuing with the previous year’s format because of the difficulties of selected songs not being suitable for some voices and also the numbers in some choirs, that all entries for the musical sections for Primary School should be song(s) that are the choice of the pupils in conjunction with their teachers. The pieces chosen must be Burns’ songs and a maximum of three verses should be sung. Schools should refrain from entering a P7 & Under Choir where pupils have sung the same song as part of a P5 & Under choir in the previous two years. Both sections if entering should pick different songs. Choirs may be between 12 or 25 in number – the pieces chosen may thus reflect the size of the school’s choir and also its range and ability. It is hoped that pupils should thus be happy and confident with the piece(s) chosen. Schools requesting musical assistance for their choir(s) should submit entries not later than THURSDAY 10TH September 2015 or earlier if possible.

Schools may only enter up to 6 soloists singing the test piece but these pupils may also sing in the choir.

The Club must be advised at least a fortnight before the Competition what pieces the choir will sing so that adjudicators can be given advance notification.

CHOIRS

Each Choir is to sing two songs of Burns. Where a song contains more than three verses – only three verses should be sung (unless otherwise specified). Each Choir is to perform TWO contrasting pieces of own choice. Both accompanied. The Songbook and Page No/Song No. should be noted on the entry form. In view of the number of Primary School choirs with shared music teachers entering the Competition, the Club will provide the accompanist on the night of the Competition. Schools may use their own accompanist but the Competition will not be delayed if their accompanist does not arrive with the school choir when required to perform.

THE OPEN CLUB SHIELD This Shield will be awarded, subject to the Adjudicator’s discretion, to the CHOIR (Primary or Secondary) achieving the highest marking.

PRIMARY 5 & Under – THE JOHN STREET SCHOOL MEMORIAL TROPHY:

Own choice - Two contrasting pieces (one fast, one slow) as detailed above. Songs chosen must not have been sung by the school concerned within the past two years and not same as P7 Choir if one is also entering. Maximum three verses. Choice must be advised on entry form.

PRIMARY 7 & Under – THE ADAM HAY CUP.

Own choice - Two contrasting pieces (one fast, one slow) as detailed above. Songs chosen must not have been sung by the school concerned within the past two years. Maximum three verses. Choice must be advised on entry form.

 

SOLO SINGING.

PRIMARY – THE DICK MEMORIAL TROPHY – GIRLS ONLY

(Accompanied or Unaccompanied) One song only.

PRIMARY 5 & Under - Duncan Gray Verses 1,3 & 5. Oxford Song Book. No 9. Page 14

PRIMARY 6 & 7 - A Highland Lad Verses 1,3 & 4. Songs of Burns Page 74

 

PRIMARY BOYS UNBROKEN VOICE – THE WILLIAM ANDERSON TROPHY

Test Piece: Burns song. Own Choice. (Not same as Choir) Accompanied Maximum three verses.

 

SINGERS & PLAYERS – PRIMARY ONLY.

This section is open to any combination of Singers and Musical Instruments including percussion. The Group should include not less than THREE persons and not more than TEN. OWN CHOICE OF BURNS SONG/MUSIC. NOT SAME AS CHOIR OR SOLOISTS. Not more than three verses should be performed.

Songbook and Page No./Song No. should be noted on the entry form for "Own Choice Pieces".

 

THE WILLIE TELFER MEMORIAL TROPHY (Both Primary and Secondary compete for Trophy)

SOLO INSTRUMENTAL – PRIMARY BOYS OR GIRLS

Pupils should perform One Burns song – of own Choice either in traditional or own style, e.g. jazz, classical, folk, country western or traditional, on instrument of choice (SORRY NO BAGPIPES) but chanter is permissible. Piece to be no more than 3 minutes long.

 

 

SCHOOLS/PUPILS MUST PROVIDE TWO FULL COPIES OF MUSIC (IF POSSIBLE ONE COPY WITH ENTRY FORM FOR ADJUDICATOR BEFORE COMPETITION – ONE COPY ON EVENING OF COMPETITION FOR ACCOMPANIST)

 

BRIDGETON BURNS CLUB

2015 SCHOOLS COMPETITION

 

PRIMARY ART SECTION

THE BILL WALKER TROPHY

This TROPHY will be awarded to the best Art entry overall, in either Primary or Secondary entries. The adjudicator’s decision to be final.

Note: There will be prizes for lst, 2nd and 3rd in each category.

NO COLLAGE OR DECOUPAGE PERMITTED.

 

PRIMARY

Primary 1 -2 TO A MOUNTAIN DAISY Verse 1 Page 126

Primary 3-5 WILLIE WASTLE Whole Poem omit Verse 3 Page 550

Primary 6-7 MYSTICAL & MYTHICAL GHOSTS & BOGLES - For inspiration refer to

Poems such as Halloween, Tam O’Shanter etc., but not exclusively, there are others .

 

ASSISTED LEARNING SECTION –

Open to candidates from Assisted Learning Schools and certain pupils identified by teachers in mainstream schools. This will be a specific category for adjudication and submissions should be identified by teachers as such. Separate prizes will be awarded.

Subject Poem: "TO A MOUSE" Whole poem Page 111

 

The bottom area of each entry to have a one inch/25mm space left clear for printing the following details:

SCHOOL NAME; COMPETITOR’S NAME; Age of Contestant (in brackets); CLASS NO; TITLE OF ARTWORK; YEAR OF COMPETITION. The information to be printed in medium black permanent marker.

 

ENTRIES TO BE HANDED INTO COMPETITION DESK at ST MUNGO’S ACADEMY,

Crowpoint Road, ON THE EVENING OF THE COMPETITION 4th DECEMBER 2015.

Results will be communicated to the schools mid January 2016. Winners will be displayed on the night

of the Concert in February.

Notes to Teachers: The organisers appreciate that much discussion of these poems will be necessary with the

entrants to achieve the best results. The competitors will be judged in class groups.

Individual competitors in each class may submit only one drawing or painting on paper no larger than A2.

ENTRIES to be based on the subjects listed above for each section.

 

PRIMARY NEWSDESK SECTION

JAMES B MacWILLIAM TROPHY

 

ENTRANTS for the NEWS DESK COMPETITION are requested to prepare a submission in the form of a NEWS ARTICLE and, in doing so, are asked to imagine that modern styled news media was readily available to the Ayrshire public some 200 years ago.

The Submission should be the entrant's OWN WORK and should be limited to the number of words detailed for each category. Written work should be presented as a newspaper sheet, in any preferred format, PEN, PENCIL or DESK TOP PUBLISHING.

T.V. News Reports should be submitted on DVD. It is possible that the winning DVD if of exceptional quality, may be shown at the Club’s Annual Dinner.

Note to Teachers: Pupils should be encouraged to compose their own Headline. There is no limit on numbers of entries from each category. Teachers who wish to use this as a class exercise are encouraged to do so.

 

 

PRIMARY 6 & 7

NEWSDESK ITEM: "BATTLE OF KILLIECRANKIE" REPORT 200/250 words.

For above section, criteria to include: Research; Content; Imagination; Understanding; Presentation; and Language skills.

TV NEWS REPORT on same subject as above – "BATTLE OF KILLCRANKIE" on DVD – This may be presented as a group report (i.e with newscaster in studio and outside reporters with interviews) or as a solo report by the newscaster. No more than 3- 4 minutes in length.

 

Entries to be handed into the Competition desk at St MUNGO’S ACADEMY, Crownpoint Road on the

evening of the Competition (4th December 2015).

Results will be communicated to schools mid January 2016.

 

 

SECONDARY VERSE SPEAKING SECTION

All competitors may be questioned by examiners on the interpretation and English equivalent of Scots words and phrases from the selected piece. Number of entrants from each school should not exceed 6 for each Category, with the exception of Choral Speaking which can be 5 to 15 voices.

All Poems mentioned can be found in either The Bridgeton Burns Club Presentation Book of Poems and Songs, The Complete Poems & Songs of Robert Burns (Geddes & Grosset) or (Collins Classics edition) whichever book you have.

For clarification - Verses chosen are detailed on attached sheet.

For Solo Verse Speaking – If "gestures" are deemed desirable, natural movements are preferred to coached.

SOLO VERSE

SECONDARY – THE PAST PRESIDENTS TROPHY – BOYS or GIRLS

SECONDARY 1 & 2 WILLIE WASTLE Whole Poem Page 550 (32 lines)

SECONDARY 3 to 6 THE INVENTORY Lines 1-11, 28-45, 52-60, 73-76 Page 227 (42 lines)

 

CHORAL SPEAKING. The use of "gestures" is acceptable and may be coached.

SECONDARY 1 TO 6 – THE WINNING WEBSTER TROPHY

(for Primary or Secondary) – Groups of 5 to 15 voices

SECONDARY 1 to 6 ADDRESS TO THE DEIL Verse 1-4; 15,16,20 & 21 Page 68 (48 lines)

 

SPEECH-MAKING

SECONDARY 1 – 6: THE MARGARET TOMLINSON QUAICH.

Write and deliver a speech (3 mins minimum – 5 mins maximum) on ONE of the following three traditional

Burns Supper Topics. Maximum number of entrants from each school – 6.

1) "The Immortal Memory." or 2) "Toast to the Lassies" or 3) "Reply from the Lassies"

Theme for Immortal Memory – Own choice

Notes : a) Speeches should be based on pupil’s own research. Use of notes is allowed.

b) For Toast to the Lassies and Reply, schools could adopt a "double act" with a boy doing the

"Toast to the Lassies" and a girl "The Reply", but each would be judged separately.

c) Entrants should endeavour to show, in what they say, that they have captured the true spirit of

Burns. No restrictions on content.

 

SECONDARY MUSIC SECTION

CHOIRS

Each Choir is to sing two songs. Where a song contains more than three verses – only three verses should be sung (unless otherwise specified). Each Choir is to perform TWO pieces – The Songbook and Page No/Song No. should be noted on the entry form for "Own Choice" Test Pieces. The Bridgeton Burns Club will provide an accompanist on Competition night to accompany all competing Choirs. Choirs may use their own accompanist provided that their accompanist arrives with the choir. The Competition will not be held up to await an accompanist.

THE OPEN CLUB SHIELD This Shield will be awarded, subject to the Adjudicator’s discretion, to the CHOIR (Primary or Secondary) achieving the highest marking.

SECONDARY S1 to S6– THE SENIOR CLUB SHIELD.

Minimum 8 Pupils – maximum 24. Choir to perform TWO pieces of own choice. First choice to be a Burns

Song, Second choice can be either Burns or any Scottish song, traditional or modern.

Could be one accompanied and one unaccompanied, or both accompanied.

 

SOLO SINGING.

SECONDARY S1 & S2 GIRLS - THE ELIZABETH S. MAIN TROPHY

Test Piece: (Accompanied) "THE BIRKS OF ABERFELDY Verses 1, 2 & 4 Oxford Song Book 38

Page 62

 

SECONDARY S3 to S6 GIRLS - THE JOHN STEWART TROPHY

Test Piece: (Accompanied) "O WHISTLE AND I’LL COME TO YE" 3 Verses Oxford Song Book 41

. Page 66

 

SECONDARY – BOYS BROKEN VOICE - THE WILLIAM ANDERSON TROPHY

Test Piece: (Accompanied) "SCOTS WHA HAE" 3 Verses New Scottish Song Book Page 54

SECONDARY – BOYS UNBROKEN VOICE – THE WILLIAM ANDERSON TROPHY

Test Piece: Own Choice of any Burns Song (NOT SAME AS CHOIR) Accompanied – 3 Verses Max.

 

THE SCOTTISH TRANSPORT TROPHY

DUET SECONDARY S1 to S6 (either girls or boys)

One piece – Own Choice – Accompanied. This section is eligible to be considered for THE SCOTTISH TRANSPORT TROPHY – This trophy will be awarded, subject to the Adjudicators discretion to the Secondary Duet achieving the highest marking. Songbook and Page No./Song No. should be noted on the entry form for "Own Choice Pieces" or copy of music sent to office by15th November for submission to Adjudicator.

 

THE WILLIE TELFER MEMORIAL TROPHY (Both Primary and Secondary Pupils compete)

SOLO INSTRUMENTAL – SECONDARY BOYS & GIRLS S1 to S6

Pupils should perform One Burns song traditional and one Burns song own interpretation – of own Choice (limited to 3 Verses each) either in traditional or own style, e.g. jazz, classical, folk, country western or traditional, on instrument of choice (SORRY NO BAGPIPES) but chanter is permissible. Pieces to be contrasting each piece to be no more than 3 minutes long.

 

SOLO SINGING - SECONDARY BOYS & GIRLS S1 to S6 – OWN INTERPRETATION

Two Burns songs (accompanied or unaccompanied) Own Choice - sung to Freestyle, one slow and one rousing song.

 

 

SECONDARY ART SECTION

THE BILL WALKER TROPHY

This TROPHY will be awarded to the best Art entry overall, in either Primary or Secondary entries. The adjudicator’s decision to be final.

Note: There will be prizes for lst, 2nd and 3rd in each category.

NO COLLAGE OR DECOUPAGE PERMITTED.

SECONDARY

Secondary Forms 1 – 6:

This is a combined category for all Secondary Classes.

"HOLY WILLIE’S PRAYER" Based on Whole Poem. Page 222

 

ASSISTED LEARNING SECTION

Open to candidates from Assisted Learning Schools and certain pupils identified by teachers in mainstream schools. This will be a specific category for adjudication and submissions should be identified by teachers as such. Separate Prizes will be presened.

Subject Poem: "THE DUSTY MILLER" Based on Whole Poem. Page 432

 

The bottom area of each entry to have a one inch/25mm space left clear for printing the following details:

SCHOOL NAME; COMPETITOR’S NAME; Age of Contestant (in brackets); CLASS NO; TITLE OF ARTWORK; YEAR OF COMPETITION. The information to be printed in medium black permanent marker.

 

ENTRIES TO BE HANDED INTO COMPETITION DESK at ST MUNGO’S ACADEMY,

Crownpoint Road, ON THE EVENING OF THE COMPETITION 4th DECEMBER 2015.

Results will be communicated to the schools mid January 2016. Winners will be displayed on the night

of the concert in February.

Notes to Teachers: The organisers appreciate that much discussion of these poems will be necessary with the

entrants to achieve the best results. The competitors will be judged in class groups.

Individual competitors in each class may submit only one drawing or painting on paper no larger than A2.

ENTRIES to be based on the subjects listed above.

 

SECONDARY NEWSDESK SECTION

JAMES B MacWILLIAM TROPHY

 

ENTRANTS for the NEWS DESK COMPETITION are requested to prepare a submission in the form of a NEWS ARTICLE and, in doing so, are asked to imagine that modern styled news media was readily available to the Ayrshire public some 200 years ago.

The Submission should be the entrant's OWN WORK and should be limited to the number of words detailed for each category. For Newsdesk Item, written work should be presented as a newspaper sheet, in any preferred format, PEN, PENCIL or DESK TOP PUBLISHING. Presentation will not readily influence selection.

Note to Teachers: Pupils should be encouraged to compose their own Headline. There is no limit on numbers of entries from each category. Teachers who wish to use this as a class exercise are encouraged to do so.

 

SECONDARY S1 & S2

NEWSDESK ITEM "UPROAR IN KIRK" Based on "TO A LOUSE"

Page 137 350 – 400 words

TV NEWS REPORT on same subject as NEWS DESK ITEM above a "UPROAR IN KIRK" from "TO A LOUSE" – on DVD. This may be presented as a group effort with a studio newscaster and outside broadcast reports/interviews, or as a solo effort by a newscaster.

No more than 3-4 minutes in length.

SECONDARY S3 & S4

CRITICAL ESSAY HOW RELEVANT IS "COTTERS SATURDAY NIGHT" TO MODERN

DAY SCOTLAND. Page 105 450 – 500 words

SECONDARY S5 & S6

ESSAY Write a Personal Study on "Who is your favourite Scottish writer and Why"

550 – 600 words

Or

An Immortal Memory for a School Burns Supper 800 words max

 

For all above sections, criteria to include: Research; Content; Imagination; Understanding; Presentation; and Language skills. For S3 -4 and S5 -6 to also include Analysis and Evaluation.

 

 

Entries to be handed into the Competition desk at St MUNGO’S ACADEMY, Crownpoint Road on the

evening of the Competition (4th December 2015). Results will be communicated to schools mid January 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      BRIDGETON BURNS CLUB – SCHOOLS COMPETITION

      FRIDAY 4th DECEMBER 2015

      VENUE: ST MUNGO’S ACADEMY, CROWNPOINT ROAD, GLASGOW G402RA

      ELECTRONIC ENTRY FORM – PRIMARY SECTION

      ENTRIES TO BE SUBMITTED BY TUESDAY 3rd NOVEMBER 2015

       

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Name of School School Address Teacher Contact Telephone No and

e-mail address

       

 

 

SECTION Choir/Solo/

Verse/Choral

No. of

Entries

Primary

Class No.

NAME/S OF PUPILS

ENTERING

CHOICE

(where applicable)

         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         

SECTION

Art/Newsdesk

No. of

Entries

Primary

Class No.

     
     
     
     
     
     
     

                                                                                

COMPLETED FORM TO BE RETURNED TO:

MR Glenn Stuart COMPETITION CONVENOR, c/o

23 Dunnottar Street,
Bishopbriggs,
Glasgow.
G64 1PR
 
Admin/Schools' Competition Telephone: 07534403395

 

maureen@bridgetonburnsclub.org.uk

 

 

Schools Competition Results 5th December 2014

A Full list of all of the results of the recent Schools Competition can be found by clicking on the link below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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