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What's Happening in the Junior Section in Northern Ireland


Over the last 6 months the Training and Programme Officer and the Chairpersons of our NID Sectional Committees have been meeting regularly via Zoom. We have journeyed together from the start of lock-down; thinking, planning and praying for what the 20/21 session entails for our Anchors, Juniors, Company & Senior sections within the NI District. From these discussions we have pressed pause on some of the usual activities that we know and love from the yearly calendar and we have been creatively thinking of a different and exciting programme to challenge, entertain and engage with our children and young people.

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NEW! For the 20/21 session we are excited to announce various new and creative competitions and challenges including the Six in Six Challenge (details above) which has been developed for all sections and can be enjoyed BB at Home style or socially distanced at your company night depending on your local circumstances.

Click here to go to our Six in Six Challenge page on this website.

We have collectively decided to not hold any Northern Ireland District face-to-face competitions during the 20/21 session. We firmly believe the focus right now is getting BB restarted at a local level. There will be no National Competitions for Company Section/Seniors this session and we will not be running our annual conferences in 20/21. We really look forward to seeing you engage in the activities planned for this year and pray for you as you plan and prepare to return to BB in these strange times.

David Penney, Training & Programme Officer
Anne Houston, Anchor Boy Committee Chairperson
Sharon Mackey, Junior Section Committee Chairperson
Stanley Alexander, Company Section Committee Chairperson

Junior Section Musician of the Year

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We are delighted to say that will be holding the annual JS Musician of the Year during 2021 and this year it will be virtual! The competition as usual will be for individual boys playing an instrument or singing. We hope there may be even more entries this session, including boys who may not feel confident playing in front of an audience. This will be a great opportunity for them to play from the comfort of their own home.  It may also be possible (depending on regulations in place at the time) for recordings to be made in church halls.

Further details along with the rules and entry details will be provided in the Nov/Dec NID Newsletter, on the weekly e-news and will be available in the downloads section of our NID website. Please tell your boys who play instruments or sing about this and encourage them to...keep practising!

Creative/Arts Competition NEW for 20/21!

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A new Creative/Arts Competition will be held for Junior Section Boys during February 2021. This can be completed at home, or in your hall if you are back to face-to-face sessions. More details will be announced in the next Nov/Dec newsletter. HINT! An ANCHOR will be involved.


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