Gorsedh Kernow Young People’s Awards 2019 announced

GORSEDH KERNOW – The Celtic spirit of Cornwall
Press release for immediate use issued Monday 1st July 2019

The Council of Gorsedh Kernow has announced the winners of their annual Awards for young people after careful consideration and review of this year’s entries.

“We are keen to give Awards to entries that highlight the Celtic spirit of Cornwall and express strong Cornish identity” said Grand Bard of Cornwall Elizabeth Carne, Melennek, “and this year’s entries demonstrate creativity in such a variety of ways, especially in the use of digital media.”

The Grand Bard expressed her heartfelt praise for all the schools and colleges that had taken part, but especially for Cusgarne school who had sent in a record number of entries.

“The children astonish me year on year with the quality of their work and the effort that they put in to creating it,” said Tim Barnard, Head of Cusgarne School, “particularly considering that the children design and create their entries at home.”

Gorsedh Kernow Young People’s Awards seek to encourage learning, understanding and promotion of Cornish culture.

“One of the successful nominees, Ellie Fullwood from Bodmin College, will be performing her short play “Fishing”, showcased at the Cornwall Secondary Drama Festival and inspired by working with my fellow Cornish bard, author, dramatist and dreamer Anna Maria Murphy, Skrifores Drollow, ” said Elizabeth Carne.

“We are immensely proud of Ellie’s achievement and for putting Bodmin College on the map as regards Drama Kernewek and Gorsedh Kernow” said Alison Dures, Head of Performing Arts: Drama at Bodmin College, “and we very much look forward to future projects and partnerships.”

Gorsedh Kernow Awards offer an exciting opportunity for school communities to explore a sense of place and celebrate Cornwall and its special history and culture.

The Young People’s Awards winners for 2019 are:

Yeth Kernewek / Cornish Language

St Madderns School Class 2 for photo project “Fatla Genes”.

Harrison Gurd Cusgarne School for poster “Teach yourself Cornish”.

Eliza Wittamore Cusgarne School for poster “Granny Big”.

Lauren Luscombe Cusgarne School for booklet “Mining History”.

May Luckhurst & Beth Elkin St Ives School for poem “Pen Enys”.

Ilow Kernewek / Cornish Music

Bethany Childs Cusgarne School for singing “Camborne Hill”.

Harrison Childs Cusgarne School for piano “Cornishmen”.

Roche School Year 5 for choir project (teacher Charlotte Goatman)“Wheal Martyn and WW1”.

Fylm ha Drama Kernewek / Cornish Film and Drama

Class 5 & 6 Cusgarne School  for drama “The Little People”.

Ellie Fullwood Bodmin College for play about women in Cornwall ‘Fishing’.

Studhyans Kernewek / Cornish Studies

Matilda Hains Cusgarne School for poster “Helston Flora Day”.

Eliza Wittamore Cusgarne School for booklet “Granny Big”.

Elowen Gazzard Cusgarne School for booklet “A Study of Wheal Virgin”.

Imogen Barnard Cusgarne School for booklet “Cornish Castles”

Art, Desin ha Diskwedhyans Besyel Kernewek / Cornish Art, Design and Digital Media

Abigail Beveridge Cusgarne School for poster “Famous Cornish People”.

Erin Hughes Cusgarne School for poster “Cornish Splits”.

Skyla -Mae Jolly Cusgarne School for drawing “Cornish Chough”.

Merryn Joyce Cusgarne School for poster “Making a Cornish Pasty”.

Violet Billington Cusgarne School for painting “Maenporth Beach”.

Amelie Scrimshaw Cusgarne School for booklet “Australia’s Little Flip Book”.

Isla Topps Cusgarne School for drawing “Tom Bawcock’s Eve”.

Jemma Chaisty Cusgarne School for 3D piece “My Cornish Money Box”.

Roxy Barnard Cusgarne School for drawing “Truro City of Lights”.

Macy Gay Cusgarne School for poster “My Best Bits of Cornwall”

Harley Billington Cusgarne School for painting “Church Cove”.

Matthew Galligan Cusgarne School for animation “Giant Bolster”.

Millie Padmore Cusgarne School for poster “Cornish Events”.

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Further notes for editors:

The photograph shows Ellie Fullwood and fellow Bodmin College student Matt McGuinness performing “Fishing”.

The Gorsedh Kernow Awards scheme enables Gorsedh Kernow to recognise and celebrate a wide range of Cornish cultural activity alongside the more traditional arts and literary entries and allows for entries to be submitted through new media technologies.

Awards for young people were open to all schools, young people’s and children’s organisations and individuals under the age of 18.

Displays and video presentations from several of the Awards winners will be available for viewing from 10am-4pm and 9pm-10pm on Thursday 5th September, 10am-4pm Friday 6th September and 10am-12noon Saturday 7th September at the St Just Miners’ Chapel. Entry is free.

The Awards Presentation evening, part of the Gorsedh Kernow Esedhvos Festival of Cornish Culture, will take place at 7pm on Thursday 5th September at St Just Old Town Hall and will be hosted by bard Bert Biscoe, Viajor Gans Geryow. Entry is free and all members of the press are welcome to attend.

For more information abut Gorsedh Kernow Young People’s Awards please contact Amanda Harris, Myrgh Melingoos, via email amanda.harris@keap.org.uk

For general information about Gorsedh Kernow please contact Delia Brotherton, Myrghwyn Melynor via email communications@gorsedhkernow.org.uk

or visit our website http://www.gorsedhkernow.org.uk