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At the start of the Summer Term, we held a special visit for the ABRSM music examinations. All of the boys performed

very well and gained some exceptionally high marks; the average mark awarded for these exams is 113/150 and as a

cohort, our boys far exceeded this. My thanks must go to all of our instrumental tutors who have helped prepare the

boys so thoroughly for these exams.

This term has been full of

several cross-curricular pro-

jects, but I would just like to

make a special mention of

the Year 3 boys and their

work on “Evil Plants.” We

have been practising a multi

-instrumental piece inspired

by The Day of the Triffids (a

story that still terrifies me)

which involved different in-

strumental and vocal tech-

niques that symbolised the

“vines like vipers aiming

straight towards your

heart”............all good gory

stuff for the boys to get

stuck into!

The last few weeks of term have

been taken up with numerous con-

certs . The Junior boys were stun-

ning in the music morning, perform-

ing a wide variety of instrumental

and vocal music, culminating in a

new setting of Psalm 37. The Junior

Choir gave a particularly impressive

rendition of Radioactive by the

Imagine Dragons (in my attempt to

be down with the kids) and the Year

6 members of Senior Choir gave a

very emotive final performance with

this group. I was particularly im-

pressed with the highly committed

performances given by the EYFS

and KS1 boys in their Speech After-

noons; the clarity of diction and in-

tonation was remarkable from boys

of this age.

I would just like to take the opportunity to

thank Mrs Hammond for the time she gives up

to support out three choirs as well as the peri-

patetic team for their hard work with the dif-

ferent ensembles. Enjoy you Summer Holi-

days. Mr P. Vowles