Belfast Speech Festival 2023
In February over 80 Springfield pupils from Playgroup to Primary 7 took part in the Belfast Speech Festival. Taking to the stage in Fisherwick Presbyterian Church, each pupil said a poem in front of an audience and adjudicator.
At the final gala evening our school was awarded a special trophy- ‘The Hugh Beggs Cup’ for inspiring young people to perform and have a voice. We are so touched and delighted by this achievement and recognition of our hard work.
Scarlett Gregan, a primary five pupil was asked to perform at the Gala evening as she was awarded one of the highest marks of the festival for her performance of ‘My Teacher Ate My Homework’.
We are so proud of each and every pupil for taking part in such a fantastic competition. Well done!
We also won a few prizes:
P1 Boys and Girls
Kalen Martin - 2nd
Romeo McCullough- 3rd
Jorgie McLaughlin - 3rd
Robbie Dodds - 2nd
Amber Graham - 3rd
Maximus Sanger- 2nd
Highly Commended Martha Rafferty
Cooper Lorimer 3rd
Highly Commended Daniel McGibbon Doyle
Highly Commended Camden Booth
1st Scarlett Gregan
2nd Willow Curry
3rd Lucy Dodds
Highly Commended - Jessica Lemon, Amaris McGimpsey, Tilly Hermon
2nd Finn McCann
3rd Jay Freeland
Commended - Mason Howells
Robbie Gamble - Highly Commended
3rd - Nevaeh Irvine
Highly commended - Ellie Crowe and Lucia Rogers
Belfast Speech Festival 2022
In February over 70 Springfield pupils from Playgroup to Primary 7 took part in the Belfast Speech Festival. Taking to the stage in The Lyric Theatre, Stranmillis each pupil said a poem in front of an audience and adjudicator. We are so proud of each and every pupil for taking part in such a worthwhile competition. Well done!
P1 Boys and Girls
Asha Sergison - 1st
Jessica Telford - 2nd
Drey Paul - 2nd
Turner Picking - 3rd
Robbie Dodds - 3rd
Amber Graham - Highly Commended
Knox Picking - Highly Commended
Maximus Kent Sanger - 3rd
Cara - Jane Millar - 2nd
Rebecca Harrison - 3rd
Martha Rafferty- 3rd
Jaylah Logan - Highly Commended
Scarlett Gregan - 3rd
Robbie Gamble - Commended
Nevaeh Irvine - 3rd
Jonas Henderson - 2nd
Ukulele club is an exciting new club we have started at Springfield. This club provides support for any children who may find learning recorder in the classroom overwhelming. One of the main focuses of Ukulele club is to provide a safe, calm space for children to access the music curriculum while also supporting their sensory needs and mental wellbeing. Learning the ukulele is a fantastic means of supporting fine motor skills and allows children to develop musical skills such as, rhythm, tone, composition and imitation.
The intended outcomes for Ukulele Club in Springfield are:
For pupils to develop a more significant connection with the world that surrounds them.
Providing a group of pupils with the same goal which is favourable for their interpersonal relationships.
To stimulate pupil development as they discover and establish new expression ways for their emotions and general communications.
To help Pupils develop gross motor skills or strengthen them.
To help Pupils improve senses’ sharpness.
To promote creative behaviours and self-determination.
Pupils from Primary 4 to Primary 7 can audition for our school choir. This year we came 1st place in our category and won the shield for best choir performance overall at Belfast Music Festival in March 2023. Pupils practise in school once a week to perform at our Christmas Carol Service, local church events and competitions. We sing a varity of songs from movies, musicals and worship and we have a lot of fun! The choir is conducted by Miss Brown and Mr Richardson.