The Ulster Farmers’ Union and Good Food NI are pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 Northern Ireland Breakfast Rap Competition.
UFU President John Thompson said; “I am pleased to see that so many schools across Northern Ireland have embraced this competition and have taken up the challenge to ‘get funky with breakfast’ while promoting Northern Ireland’s breakfast produce. The standard of entries this year was incredibly high and it was very difficult to pick the winners.”
Food NI Chairman Graham Furey said; “I am pleased to announce that the winners of the Primary School category are Ellen Black, Matthew Robinson, Kyle Brodison and Aaron Morrison from Newmills Primary School in Dungannon. These pupils secured their win with the highly entertaining rap entitled ‘Brilliant Breakfast’, which provided great ideas for ‘shaking up your wake up’ and highlighted a number of Northern Ireland produced breakfast foods.
“The winners of the Secondary School category are Jonathan Mearns, Jake Frew and Harry Spiers from Cambridge House Grammar School in Ballymena. They blew the judges away with their creative and funny ‘Break Rap Fast’ rap, where they took the competition one step further by acting out a morning radio show and incorporating their rap into it. The judges were impressed by their efforts and creativity in highlighting the importance of a healthy breakfast, how you can shake up your morning breakfast routine and the variety of breakfast food produced right here in Northern Ireland.”
John Thompson added; “On behalf of both Graham and myself, I would like to congratulate both the winners and to thank everyone who took the time to enter the competition. Farmers produce an amazing range of high quality breakfast foods right here in Northern Ireland and this competition allows us to celebrate this and to promote healthy eating amongst children and adults alike. I think it is safe to say that both Graham were looking forward to seeing the winning raps performed at the Balmoral Show.”
Both schools attended the NI Good Food Pavilion and performed their raps live in front of hundreds of people. A special recognition award went to St Catherine’s College for creating a DVD which promoted local food. This DVD was shown in the Pavilion and will be uploaded online soon! Congratulations to everyone who took part!