2018 School Songwriting Competition
255 children from 9 schools performed at the White Rock Stage and wowed a wonderful audience with some lovely heartfelt songs about flying together.
It was a tough choice for the judges who were evenly split between two primary schools, so we had Joint Winners for the first time. While in the Secondary category who student from William Parker was a real trooper and went on stage after breaking his leg the day before – the show must go on!
Collaborative songwriting is an excellent way of bringing children of all abilities together. Performing their song on a huge stage – the White Rock Theatre – brings enormous confidence.
Although we run it as a competition to add a little extra excitement, the real winners are every child, as they learn so much from creating, learning and performing their own songs – which will last in their memories forever.
Thank you to all the schools who took part – the teachers and pupils who make it all happen: The Baird, Christ Church, Guestling Bradshaw, The Hastings Academy, Robsack Wood, Sandown, Silverdale, Westfield and William Parker.