We can’t wait for our Glee-tastic show ..!

Burntisland PS choir who are performing at Rothes Halls.  Photo by Walter Neilson
Burntisland PS choir who are performing at Rothes Halls. Photo by Walter Neilson

BURNTISLAND Primary School is getting ready to put on a show to remember as it takes part in a Glee style competition.

The school is one of five primaries from Fife to have a choir taking part in the fundraising event - and it’s hoped that it will become an annual event.

Denend, South Parks, St Pauls and Warout are also performing at the charity choir show, with all money raised going to the children’s ward at Victoria Hospital.

Linda Cormie, who has organised the event, hopes that the evening will raise awareness of the work of the ward as well as providing much needed funds. She said: “I feel that the hard work of the staff in the children’s ward often goes unnoticed and this is a chance to raise the profile, and hopefully some money, through an evening of fun and enthusiasm.”

The children from each school have been hard at work, giving up their lunch times and staying behind after school to rehearse their dance moves and singing in true Glee style for the competition which has been designed to fit well with many of the ideas behind the schools’ Curriculum For Excellence.

Each choir will sing and dance through Journey’s famous track ‘Don’t Stop Believing’ and a track of their choosing from the famous Glee TV show.

And they are all out to impress the panel of judges which will include Ali McLaren from Kingdom FM.

Every child taking part will receive their very own medal and certificate with the winning choir lifting the American style trophy and a recording session at Q-Ten recording studios in Glenrothes.

Carolyn Bell, deputy headteacher for P5-7 at Burntisland, says the pupils have been working hard. “They’ve really been putting a lot of work in,” she said.

“They’re all really excited to be taking part and are also looking forward to seeing the other choirs too.

“It’s a big thing for the school to be taking part and I’m sure the children will enjoy it.

“The music is the type that they enjoy so even though it’s been hard work

‘‘It’s also going to be a lot of fun.”

There are a number of raffle prizes on the night which have been donated by local businesses as well as a signed football from Raith Rovers.

Linda Cormie said: “I’m sure it’s going to be a really enjoyable evening for everyone and of course the more people who come along the more we raise for the hospital.”

Tickets for the event are available at each of the participating schools or by contacting showchoir@talktalk.net.

They are priced at adults £5, children £3 or a ticket for a family of four costs £12.