COMPETITION LAUNCHES TO FIND SONG WRITING STAR FROM SCOTLAND’S SCHOOLS

A new competition, Dare to Dream, has been launched by Education Scotland, to unearth talented song writers and performers from schools across Scotland to write, produce and perform their own song.dare to dream

The competition, which is open to secondary school aged pupils, gives secondary school pupils the opportunity to write their own original song.

Once all entries have been received they will be whittled down to 10 songs that will be published on the Dare to Dream blog. The songs will then be open to a public vote on 26 January, with voting closing on 12 February 2016 and the winner announced on 15 February.

The winning song will be performed at next year’s Scottish Learning Festival in September.

Ron Cowie, Senior Education Officer at Education Scotland said: “The ‘Dare to Dream’ competition is an unique chance for young people in Scotland to showcase their creative talent. This competition provides fantastic opportunities for budding song writers to develop their song writing skills. Through the Glow TV programmes, they will be inspired by song writing experts from the music industry.

“By taking part in ‘Dare to Dream’, young people will be able to use their imagination and creativity to compose their own song. At the same time, they will find out about the wealth of opportunity in the music business. This is a great way to harness young people’s enthusiasm and love of music.”

Pupils taking part in the competition have also been asked to create learning logs to document their learning throughout the competition.

Competition details:

• Entrants can consist of individuals, groups or whole classes.
• Schools can find more information on the Dare to Dream blog http://tinyurl.com/Dare-II-Dream

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