CALLING ALL DEVON BASED PRIMARY SCHOOLS

BIG EMOTIONS christmas songwriting competition 2020

supported by laura loft music | music room exeter | bbc radio devon CREATIVE CHRISTMAS 

Hello Young Music Makers

Tis the Season to be Jolly...and Thankful!

But it is 'oh so hard' sometimes to be grateful and thankful for things especially when times have been particularly challenging and difficult. This year has been one of those strange years where nothing really feels as 'normal' as it has done before. With disruptions to your school learning, lockdowns, social distancing and sadness it can feel quite hard to find things to be grateful for.

But did you know that 'looking for gratitude' and things to be thankful for can actually improve our wellbeing and help us feel more positive emotions.

"Gratitude is a thankful appreciation for what an individual receives, whether tangible or intangible. Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships. People feel and express gratitude in multiple ways."

Quote from https://www.health.harvard.edu/healthbeat/giving-thanks-can-make-you-happier

So this year I have launched a

DEVON BASED PRIMARY SCHOOLS

Big Emotions Christmas Songwriting Competition

for Devon Based Primary School aged children to have a go at writing a grateful song this Season.

Either write a song with your class or have a go writing one by yourself. Here's how...

1. Subscribe to the Christmas Competition Email List.

2. Download your worksheets, entry forms and backing track (if required).

3. Email lauraloftmusic@outlook.com your completed lyric sheet.

 

 

It is easily accessible -

either use a backing track provided or use the chord sheet or create your own! All I ask is that the theme of 'Grateful Song' is used - either thinking about what you are grateful for this season or term at school or during the Christmas Period. 

STEP 1:

SUBSCRIBE HERE >>>

STEP 1: Subscribe to the mailing list

STEP 2:

DOWNLOAD YOUR SONG WORKSHEETS, BACKING TRACK (IF REQUIRED) & ENTRY FORM >>>

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STEP 3:

SEND ME YOUR SONG >>>

Rules:

Who Can Enter:

  • Anyone from a Devon Based Primary School can enter the competition from Foundation Stage, KS1 & KS2. You can enter as a school, or a class and have multiple entries - you can also enter as an individual representing your school.

  • Although the competition is only for Devon Based Primary Schools, the competition resources are free to download for ALL children & schools for this period. (27.11.12-04.02.21).

Prizes:

  • 1st Prize Winner FS/KS1: Music Resources 'Feather Bundle' (includes Big Emotions Story Book, Audio Book and Soundtrack, Song 'I Am Calm' plus Flash Cards and Mindful Colouring Postcards. 

  • 1st Prize Winner KS2: Ukuleles donated from Music Room Exeter (@musicroomexeter). 

  • BONUS PRIZE: win a zoom visit from me (Author and Songwriter of Big Emotions) giving a Book Reading and Sing Song for your class! 

  • Runner Ups x 5: Big Emotions Mindful Colouring Postcards.

  • If you enter you also get 15% off Big Emotions Books.

Criteria:

  • Effort - just having a go! I LOVE to see young people finding ways to express themselves using music and showing me effort by just having a go. 

  • Creativity - remember my worksheets are just a guide to help get started. You don't have to stick to my suggestions of lyric writing. I LOVE to see your creativity in the lyrics (words) and the message you want to get across.

DEADLINE:

  • Please email me your completed lyrics of your song and entry form (with all your details so I know how to contact you if you win). It is optional if you would like to send me links to your song either as a video or audio file (but if you used the backing track be sure to send me audio files! I can't wait to listen. The Deadline is Monday 4th January 2020. Winners will be announced by the end of January 2021.

Laura Loft Music Copyright 2019.