Festive concerts at Pool Academy

Students have been performing a number of musical concerts at Pool Academy recently.

Two lunch time performances were held in the school hall and MU1 last week as well as an evening concert for parents and community members.

Emily Cromey, Head of Faculty for Art, Music, Drama and PE, said: “We held our annual winter concert last Thursday to celebrate all things festive.

“It was a well-attended concert with tinsel, Christmas tunes and mince pies.

“The highlights included solos from talented singers, lovely performances and a sneak peak of a piece from High School Musical.”

She said the well-attended evening also saw a trio of clarinet players, who had only been learning the instrument for six weeks, play Jingle Bells.

She said: “It was a real delight to see their confidence and determination to perform.

“It was a lovely event and I am very proud of our students who are continuing to impress me with their enthusiasm for show casing their talents.”

Mrs Cromey said the lunch time performances were planned, rehearsed and performed by students.

She said: “Learning how to organise and trouble shoot as well as perform was a real eye opener for the students. I was very impressed with the results. The student audience also seemed to enjoy themselves - even joining in with a few numbers too.”

Claire Meakin, Pool Academy Principal, said: “I would like to thank everyone who has taken part in the Winter Concerts - they really were beautiful.  Thank you.”

Christiana Richardson