Songs of Glee for Fife Primary Schools

St Maries Primary taking part in the 2014 school choir Glee competition at Rothes Halls
St Maries Primary taking part in the 2014 school choir Glee competition at Rothes Halls

The Fife Primary School Glee challenge is back for its third year at Rothes Halls, Glenrothes.

The competition continues to grow with only five schools in its first year to seventeen schools from across the whole of Fife for this year. Two choirs from each heat will go forward to take part in the Grand Final.

The format of the challenge remains the same as in previous years although the organisers have made some minor changes that they feel will help to improve the event.

Hosted by Kingdom FM’s Ali McLaren each heat will include guest performances from some of Fife’s best young talent - Seonnaid Aitken on the 28th, Katherine Skene on the 29th and George Kennedy on the 30th.

School children from all of the schools have been giving up their lunch times and staying behind to rehearse their dance moves and their singing in true Glee style.

Each show choir will sing and dance their way through Bastille’s famous track ‘Pompeii’ and will perform a track of their own choosing from the famous Glee TV show.

Each participating child will receive a medal and certificate and are all competing to get to the Grand Final to lift the Tullis Russell trophy as well as a recording session at Q-Ten recording studios, Glenrothes.

The aim of the challenge is to provide the opportunity for children to perform on stage in front of friends and family. The only requirement is a desire to sing and it is hoped that every child will enjoy the excitement and the experience.

According to the organiser, Linda Cormie, music performance is well known for developing confident and motivated learners.

Heat one takes place on Tuesday, April 28 with Burntisland Primary School, Cowdenbeath Primary School, Dalgety Bay Primary School, Denend Primary School, Methilhill Primary School and Valley Primary School taking part.

Heat two the following night sees South Parks Primary School, St Marie’s Primary School, Duloch Primary School, Thornton Primary School and Canongate Primary School compete, whilst heat three on Thursday night will feature Aberhill Primary School, Crail Primary School, Park Road Primary School St Monans Primary School, Kirkcaldy West Primary School and St Margaret’s Primary School

There will also be a raffle on the night to raise awareness of the work of the local children’s ward at Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy, as well as providing much needed funds.

Tickets for the event are available from the Rothes Halls piced at Adults £8 and concessions £5.