Music Ambassadors thrill pupils at The Russell School!
Staff and students at the Russell School were delighted when students from St Clement Danes performed a concert at the school on Tuesday 2nd July. The concert was the finale of a couple of days of musical opportunities for the children at The Russell School. Music Enrichment Teacher Mrs Deeley reported that the primary school students were unbelievably excited by the concert and thought the orchestra was “just like a real orchestra”. Mrs Deeley thanked staff and students at SCD for showing the students the great opportunities and reasons to play a musical instrument in such an easy to listen to format. She also commended the members of the orchestra for being brilliant role models, as they talked to the younger students and played their short solos. The orchestras were complimented on their amazing performance – especially their performance of The Pirates of the Caribbean.
Thanks were also conveyed to Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 students who attended the Russell School on the SCD Inset day on Monday 1st July. The students gave up their day to offer the primary students the opportunity to try out approximately 15 musical instruments. Two hundred and ten students from nursery age through to Year 6 participated in the event, which amounted to over three thousand try outs in one day! The SCD students were praised as being inspirational, and remained cheerful and enthusiastic all day despite the event being such a busy event. Mrs Deeley reported that there was much laughter and fun and that both the Russell School students and the SCD students and teachers all learnt so much from the occasion. It is believed that the success of the event will lead to some new instrumentalists emerging at the school, and the invaluable input of our students was hugely appreciated by all at the Russell School.
Thank you to all the students and staff involved in this event - you really made a difference!