The Bridgeton Burns Club

Scottish Charity No.  SC 015476

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 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.

Aileen McGregor

 

 

List of Schools Eligible for the 2016 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 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                

 

 

 

 

 

 

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