Students Share the Joys of Music!

By Fiona Davies – Naislea Secondary School

Nailsea School students helped owners at Bucklands Retirement Development welcome in the new season with a short concert. The homeowners were treated to a Ploughman’s’ lunch by House Manager, Anne Hewetson, who had organised the school visit as a brilliant surprise.

Five students accompanied by their music teachers Mrs Humphries and Mrs Perkins performed a number of musical pieces ranging from the classical to the contemporary.

Ellie and Molly sang ‘Rewrite The Stars’ from the musical ‘The Greatest Showman’, whilst Flautist, Lily performed ‘Feelings’ by Morris Albert and ‘I Could Have Danced all Night’ from My Fair Lady, whilst the diners tapped their feet in time to the well-known pieces.

Thomas played the classical piece ‘Sarabande’ by Bach on guitar– which showed off his talent, another classical piece was played on violin this time by Sophie a Sixth Form student, who is currently waiting to audition for the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Sophie played Haydn’s ‘Concerto in G Major 1st Movement’ which was really appreciated by the audience who were impressed by the incredible training and talent of the student.

To bring the concert to an end, the group of musicians gathered together, sharing lyric sheets with the homeowners who were invited to accompany them in the hymn ‘All Things Bright and Beautiful’.

House manager, Anne Hewetson, commented:

“The students were incredible and I saw a few of my homeowners getting quite emotional from the very first piece that was played. They all absolutely loved it!”

House manager, Anne Hewetson

It was a much enjoyed event by both the students and the homeowners. The first concert for the musicians since Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted and hopefully the start of some great inter-generational performances going forward.

Head of Music, Mrs Perkins added:

“The students really enjoyed it, it was a great occasion to help them build their confidence after such a long period of Covid-19 restrictions. It was a wonderful opportunity for students to mix with other generations and to value them.”

Head of Music, Mrs Perkins