Voice Box NI

Voice Box NI

Voice Box – Entries now closed

Entries for the 2017 Voice Box Awards organised by RCSLT NI and hosted by the Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly closed on 28 February 2017.

Voice Box, the now well established annual award ceremony aims to raise awareness among children of the fun and importance of communication, once again attracted a fantastic and enthusiastic response from schools right across Northern Ireland, with around 3500 pupils taking part.

The old adage ‘it’s the taking part that is fun’ certainly holds true and in the case of one school, Holy Family Primary in Magherafelt, they went one stage further by making a short video with some of their best jokes.

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Other feedback RCSLT NI received reinforced the importance of taking part:

“The pupils at Tor Bank have had a great time with this competition” Julie Jordan – Vice Principal.

“Knockmore are very excited about the VB competition, we are holding auditions” . – Avril

“We had a fantastic joke challenge final with the junior school.  Last year’s winner, Damon spoke of how much the final meant to him.  We had a great time at Stormont. Hoping to be lucky again” Melissa McGuigan.

Mainstream and specialist primary and post-primary schools in Northern Ireland have now submitted their one favourite joke for the 2017 Awards.

The judging panel met on 21 March 2017 and have shortlisted the 20 best jokes received, 10 from primary schools and 10 from post-primary schools.

Shortlisting proved a difficult but very enjoyable challenge for the shortlisting panel. RCSLT NI is in the process of notifying those who’ve been shortlisted.

The joke tellers, parent or guardian and teachers will then be invited to Parliament Buildings, Stormont for a live final. We had originally planned to hold this event on 28 March 2017, but have had to postpone this until late May/early June 2017 because of the current uncertainty surrounding political developments.

***Watch this space for further updates.***