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The Robert Burns World Federation Competitions 2011 - 12

The Dower House, Dean Castle, Kilmarnock KA3 1XB
Tel: (01563) 572469
Convener Tel: (01387) 255182
Email: alexandisa@hanley24.orangehome.co.uk

To. Head Teachers of Scottish Schools
Principal Teachers of English, Music & Art
Persons in charge of school Burns Clubs
Dear Sir/Madam
I invite your school to participate in our wide range of Competitions held throughout Scotland. Competitions 1-7 (with red headings) should be organised within school and winners selected to whom our handsome certificates can be presented. Competitions 8-10 (with blue headings) require selected entries to be sent to us for judging. Remember – You have to be in it to win it!
I look forward to receiving your application for Certificates for the various In-School Competitions and ask that you please print out and fill in the Application
Form fully and as accurately as possible. Note: Column one should show the exact number of pupils learning the poem, etc and not just your finalists. Please show numbers and not just ‘whole school’ as we have no way of knowing your school roll. These figures are essential for our records and do play a part in helping to attract sponsorship. 160,000 Scottish pupils competed last year.

I also ask that you encourage your pupils to start working now on our National Art, Project and Writing Competitions so that their entries can be sent to us in good time for judging.

In addition to those competitions listed in this Schedule, we hold National Festivals in Recitation, Singing, Instrumental and Bagpiping and I would encourage schools to enter pupils in their local district competitions where they may be selected to represent their area in our national finals to be held in April and May 2011. We will also hold a National Choral Competition in May for Primary School choirs.
Robert Burns Work Packs for Schools are available from The Robert Burns World Federation at the above address
- Price £5.00 (this includes postage).
Yours sincerely
Isa P. Hanley
Convener, Schools’ Committee

 

Burns Federation Certificates of Merit to be awarded to the three best entries in each class

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The Renfrewshire & Inverclyde Association of Burns Clubs (RIABC) Regional Primary Schools Competition 2012

 

In addition to those competitions listed above, the Renfrewshire & Inverclyde Association of Burns Clubs (RIABC) will hold their local district primary schools competitions for the winners from each of the primary schools in the respective areas. The Renfrewshire competition is going to be held in Paisley’s School Wynd on Tuesday 13th March 2012. The competition consists of Recitation, Singing, Instrumental and Bagpiping in two age groups, (P4 & P5) and (P6 & P7). With registration from 9am to 10am and the competition between 10am and 12:30pm.

The winners from the district competitions will be selected from each of the categories to represent the RIABC team in the Robert Burns World Federation’s national finals to be held in Aberdeen on 28th April 2012.

 

The Alamo Burns Club, Paisley is one of the founding clubs of the RIABC regional primary school competition and continues to be a key player in the organisation, fund raising and participation of the competition.


Primary Schools ~

Poems and songs of Robert Burns – any standard edition.

Pupils in Primary 1 to 5 may offer a Scots poem from another source
Pupils in P6 and P7 should offer a Burns poem

Secondary Schools ~

Poems and songs of Robert Burns

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The test papers will be confined to the poems listed below.

Sources

Tam O Shanter(extract)
Address to the Toothache
The Coming of the Wee Malkies

Primary 7

 

In the written competition pupils should know the meanings of Scots words which occur in the set poems and may also be asked to write from memory 8-12 lines from one of the poems. Only one copy of the test paper will be sent which may be photocopied by the school.

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Pupils in Primary 4 and 5 may offer a Burns or other Scots song.
Pupils in all other classes must offer a Burns song.


The songs may be chosen from the Burns Federation Song Book, available from the Federation Office.

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Certificates to the best in playing a Burns song or other Scottish melody.
Different instruments should be considered as being in separate categories.

 

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Primary ~

Secondary ~

The theme of the project is ‘Robert Burns’ and the aim
is to encourage individual research by pupils.


The theme is ‘Robert Burns – his life and/or works’.

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Primary ~

Secondary ~


The subject is an incident from Scottish history or

from a Burns poem or song, or with the title “My
favourite animal from a Burns poem or song”.
No larger than A4.

The subject is a scene, incident or character from a
Burns poem or song. No larger than A3.

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Pupils should compose an 8-12 line poem or an appropriate amount of prose on any subject of their choice.

 

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Each school is invited to send for adjudication the three best individual works on the chosen theme.
Prizes will be awarded as follows:-

Primary Art and Project

1st - £50, 2nd - £30, 3rd - £20
Winning School - £25 to school funds.

ASN Art

1st - £75, 2nd - £50, 3rd - £25
Winning School - £25 to school funds

 

Secondary Art

 

1st - £100, 2nd - £75, 3rd - £50
Winning School - £25 to school fund
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Identification: Entries for these Competitions should have the following details on the reverse of each piece of work:-
A) Pupil’s name; B) Class; C) School Name, Address, Tel. No.; D) Title.
Art entries for the Provost Coffey Quaich should be clearly identified.
Closing date - Entries should be sent to Mrs. May Hyslop, 4 Seaforth Avenue,
Annan, Dumfries & Galloway. DG12 6DX to arrive no later than Saturday 17th
March 2012.

 

 

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Primary ~ 

The theme of the project is ‘Robert Burns’ and the aim
is to encourage individual research by pupils.

Burns Federation Certificates of Merit will be awarded to the best individual works. The ‘Alex B McIver Rosebowl’ will be awarded annually to the Primary School judged to have submitted the best set of entries.

 

Primary Schools ~

The subject is an incident from Scottish history or
from a Burns poem or song, or with the title “My

favourite animal from a Burns poem or song”.

ASN Pupils ~

The subject is an incident from Scottish history or
from a Burns poem or song, or with the title “My

favourite animal from a Burns poem or song”.

Secondary ~ 

The subject is a scene, incident or character from
Burns poem or song.


Artwork should be no larger than A4 for Primary and A3 for Secondary.

It may be a painting, pencil or charcoal drawing. The only stipulation is that the work can be easily packaged for submission and for returning to the school.

Burns Federation Certificates of Merit will be awarded to the best individual entries in each class.

The ‘Toshio Namba Trophy’ will be awarded annually to the Primary School whose pupil takes first prize in this competition.

The ‘Provost Coffey Quaich’ will be awarded annually to the additional support needs Schools whose pupil takes first place in this competition.

The ‘Yorkshire District Trophy’ will be awarded annually to the Secondary School whose pupil takes first place in this competition.

 

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This competition is run in partnership with the Association for Scottish
Literary Studies


Pupils should submit a short story of up to 600 words on any topic of the pupil’s choice. This may be written in any of the languages of Scotland.

A maximum of six entries per school may be submitted and each entry should have a title and be signed as the author’s own work. Please ensure that the school is identified.

A certificate will be awarded for each entry received with prizes being awarded as follows: 1st - £100; 2nd - £75; 3rd - £50.

If you require further information please contact May Hyslop in writing at the address shown above or by telephone on 01461204330.

Entries should be sent to The Robert Burns World Federation Ltd., The Dower
House, Dean Castle, Kilmarnock. KA3 1XB to arrive no later than 25th May
2012.