The Robert Burns World Federation
Competitions 2010 - 11
The Dower House, Dean Castle, Kilmarnock KA3 1XB
Tel: (01563) 572469
Convener Tel: (01387) 255182
To. Head Teachers of Scottish Schools
Principal Teachers of English, Music & Art
Persons in charge of school Burns Clubs
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).
Isa P. Hanley
Convener, Schools’ Committee