Earlier this month, some of our pupils in key stage 3 were treated to a day out at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, to see the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra live in action. This year's schools' concert was called Going for Gold: The Orchestral Olympics and was themed around some of our greatest sporting heroes, past and present. Alasdair Malloy returned again to present to us a magnificent concert, packed to the brim with music and lots of fun. Amongst other exciting works, we heard Summon the Heroes by John Williams (arguably one of the best film music composers to date and the most Oscar-nominated living person!), Rob Lea's cycle-inspired Pedal Power and Emil Waldteufel's The Skater's Waltz.

At the end of the concert, it was our turn to perform, as we got up to sing alongside the orchestra and all the other participating schools. This year's specially commissioned song was called Personal Best - a song that linked so nicely to our own school values and beliefs. We even had the opportunity to learn some sign language to accompany the song as Kate Labno, the British Sign Language interpreter for the concert, taught us the key signs for the chorus. All in all it was a wonderful day out and it is clear that the pupils really enjoyed it. Thank you so much again to all involved.

Miss Sherwood

Head of Performing Arts