P6 Ailsa is Virgin Money EIF Fireworks Poster Winner!

Ailsa with her winning poster entry for the Virgin Money Fireworks Concert 2016

Huge congratulations to P6 pupil Ailsa on being one of three winners in this year’s Edinburgh International Festival Virgin Money Fireworks poster competition! What an exciting, fantastic achievement! Very well done, Ailsa! She was a finalist last year and decided to give it another go this year, so perseverance paid off! This year part of the prize is a behind the scenes tour of the fireworks a couple of days before the event so Ailsa  can see what is involved with the set up – and then tickets to the event itself. A superb prize!

Ailsa very kindly brought in her special celebratory cake to share with her classmates.

The Prize
As well as seeing their designs throughout the city, winners will enjoy an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the Fireworks set-up site at Edinburgh Castle and win four tickets to see the concert in Princes St Gardens on Monday 29 August 2016.
The winners and other shortlisted entries will also be celebrated with an event at the Virgin Money Lounge in St Andrew’s Square, Edinburgh, taking place on Tuesday 28 June at 6pm. This is a special event at the Lounge for the winners and their families, where they will be joined by our Forth 1 judges and invited guests, hosted by Virgin Money with the Edinburgh International Festival and Scottish Chamber Orchestra. 

The EIF Fireworks Concert featuring the Scottish Chamber Orchestra takes place on Monday 29 August at 9.30pm. All our P7 pupils, including Ailsa, have been invited to attend a special concert performance for schools at 11am at the Ross Bandstand on the same day, sponsored by Virgin Money.

Ailsa’s prize winning Edinburgh International Festival Virgin Money Fireworks Concert poster

Monday 29 August 2016 9.30pm

Join the City of Edinburgh in a celebration of summer festivals, inspirational music and breathtaking fireworks as the Virgin Money Fireworks Concert brings the 2016 Edinburgh International Festival to a resplendent conclusion. Set against the iconic backdrop of Edinburgh’s historic Castle, this spectacular event brings together stirring orchestral music from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and magnificent pyrotechnics, specially choreographed by international fireworks artists Pyrovision to enhance your musical experience. Around a quarter of a million people gather across the city and beyond to share in this annual grand festival season finale each year.

Ross Theatre and Princes St Gardens

At 11am on the same day, schoolchildren from across the city will come to the Ross Theatre for a very special Schools Concert, sponsored by Virgin Money, with music from Scottish Chamber Orchestra’s VIBE project, a fusion orchestra open to young musicians aged 11–18, in the run-up to the Fireworks Concert.