Big quiz raises cash for ageing music equipment

A quiz night has helped raise cash towards a school music teacher’s mission to revamp ageing instruments.

Pool Academy teacher Emily Cromey, Head of Music, said current equipment is ‘ageing’ and she wants to bring the instruments back into the 21st century. She believes updated instruments will help to bring ‘beautiful melodies’ into the school hallways.

This week (WED) a quiz night took place raising lots of money for the cause.

During the evening teams of adults and students competed against each other answering questions, some which had been prepared by Pool Academy students.

Phil Jones, Pool Academy Network Manager and school governor, said: “It was a really good evening and we raised lots of money.  

“Some of the School of Rock cast sang for everyone before and during the quiz and they were all amazing.

“Nick Hamblin was our quizmaster and kept everyone entertained as well as keeping proceedings moving.

“This was a great evening. A big thank you to all who attended and all who helped.”

Clive Bramley, Chair of the Governors, said: “I would like to thank all those involved with the night. It was a terrific event and everyone enjoyed themselves.

"It was lovely to hear the cast of School of Rock performing at the quiz event and I can't wait to watch the students in the musical later this month."

A big raffle was also held during the evening with top prizes including a Marks and Spencer hamper and an hour’s driving lesson for ages 12-16 years.

Money raised from the raffle will go towards this month’s school production of School of Rock.

Raffle tickets are still on sale until the last night of the performances. Tickets cost 25p each or £1 a strip.

Christiana Richardson