2017 – RBWF Inverclyde Schools Competition

On Tuesday 14th March, 2017, The Youth Festival Committee held the 30th RBWF Inverclyde Schools Competition at The Beacon Arts Centre, Custom Quay, Greenock.

The competition was held over the whole day with the Primary Schools Competition being held in the morning and the Secondary School Competition being held in the afternoon.

Over the course of the day 120 pupils competed in the 3 disciplines – Recitation, Singing and Instrumental.  They were very well supported by their parents and families, as well a the general public.

All sections were keenly contested, which made the adjudicators duties even more difficult due to the very high standards maintained in each category.

There was also an Art Competition, which had already been judged and the Art Work was on display for all to admire.

Throughout the day, we welcomed –

Robert Moran, Provost for Inverclyde.

Bobby Kane, President of the Robert Burns World Federation

Hugh McGovern , Inverclyde Council Education Department

Arthur Boyle – President of the Renfrewshire & Inverclyde Association of Burns Clubs

Jim Donnelly – President of The Greenock Burns Club

In the evening, a concert celebrating 30 years of the competition, was held in the main theatre with the winners being invited to perform. They were interspersed with Past Winners of the competition. Isabel Lind, the Youth Festival Committee Convener, anchored the evening with her witty recollections of past visits to the National Finals and of the various achievements.   As the concert was drawing to an end, Jim Donnelly, President of The Mother club, gave a vote of thanks to everyone who was involved in making the event such a success. The evening was concluded with everyone singing Auld Lang Syne.

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1stJules GastonEmily LynnBeth Milligan
2ndStella MacEachranAndrew Smith
3rdMartyna Jacher
1stMichael ArthurRaichael FoleyMadison McCready
2ndLewis BellPoppy PatersonJack Bell
3rdConnor BrownMadeline McCabeAndrea Crumlish
1stAmy LoganSamantha ToddAilsa MacPherson
2ndMegan CraigAilee GraySophie Tucker
3rdLibby HunterMillie Hotchkiss
1stSarah HarrisonEuan McDonald Robbie Peden
2ndAlyssa MunroLucy McIntosh
3rdMollie NelsonAmy Morrison
1stKirsten MackayKaren McLeod
2ndAnne Smith
3rdAdam Docherty
1stRobbie Wallace
2ndCha Picken
P. 6/7
1stCiaran Devine
James Piper
1stDaniel Bell
2ndTanya McKay
1stAidan Gibson
2ndRoss O'Donnell
3rdAdam Docherty