Hastings Thrives Songwriting Competition: public voting begins
Hastings Thrives Songwriting Competition is now open for public voting.
You can cast your vote at https://hastingsthrives.org/enrichment/songwriting-competition-2021/popular-vote/
Spokeswoman Jenny Lozano said: “The judges Andy Fyfe and Ed Boxall have cast their votes and now it’s your time to listen and vote for your personal favourites. See if you can guess who the judges chose as winners in the Under 16 and Under 12 age groups.
“There are some fantastic songs from Hastings young people, which show emerging talent in the under 16yrs. Christ Church CE Primary Academy show just how creative a small group of children can be with just a few lessons to create endearing and creative collaborations.
“We love collaborative songwriting in primary schools because it is inclusive of everyone, improves literacy skills and creates friendships, as well as teaching children how to work together - something so important for their futures."
Hastings Thrives trustee Susanna Longley is proud of the entries and recognises all the hard work which goes into songwriting: “It’s a huge challenge for anyone to write a song – to dream up a melody and find the right words. On top of that, try performing your work in front of friends, family and even people you don’t know! We are so proud of all of them and their creations.”
Jenny added: “Voting closes midnight Sunday, July 11 so get over there now. The popular vote and Judge's winners will be announced on Monday, July 12. The winners will have their song professionally recorded.
“Hastings Thrives would like to thank everyone involved: local songwriting teacher Anna Page, who supported young people to create songs; Claire Burford at Christ Church CofE Primary Academy, who broke a class down into small groups so they could write and record songs; dance music maestro Tony Friend, who recorded some of the tracks; and judges Ed Boxall (local artist and songwriter) and Andy Fyfe (music Journalist).
Amazing Nature -Christ Church CofE Primary Academy
Bumble Bees - Christ Church CofE Primary Academy
Butterflies - Twinkle Ansar
Changing Seasons - Christ Church CofE Primary Academy
Colosseum - Brier-Rain Merrymead
Creatures of the Night - Twinkle Ansar
Devil's Land - Jade Wunsche
I'm So Glad - Christ Church CofE Primary Academy
Living In A Dream - Hastings Academy Yr7
Nature's Moment - Christ Church CofE Primary Academy
The Revolution Of Pollution - Stan Thornton
Sidewalk - Ruby Wunsche
The Sweet Scent Of Spring - Beth Atkinson
Tumble To A Bound - Layla-Rose Rodrigues
Weeping Willow - Marina Rolfe