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Wider Opportunities Showcase @ Cumbria Music Conference (June 2012)

Pupils from the Wider Opportunities Flute and Woodwind group recently showcased their skills at the County Music Conference at North Lakes Hotel last month. 30 talented musicians shared their skills under the directions of Mrs Barkway and Mrs Knaggs to over 50 primary and secondary music teachers, artists, and Mark Philips who is the Chief Inspector for Music at Ofsted. Once again our musical skills were the talk of the conference and the children were great ambassadors for North Lakes.


Mrs Armstrong from the Local Authority said 'Your clarinet and flute playing was brilliant - you showed real musicianship. I also heard some of you sing in the choir for the Wreck of the Titanic at the Sands Centre. Your singing on both occasions was brilliant! You sing with precision and enthusiasm. You give pleasure to lots of people through your performances and are a credit to your school. Well done!'


Our thanks must go to Mrs Barkway and Mrs Knaggs for their dedication and commitment to North Lakes. We are pleased to announce that children in Y5&6 will continue with woodwind lessons next year. Earlier this week the Guitar Group and Mr Smith performed to Rydal water and Elterwater. They were superb and have developed great skills and musicianship.

Our thanks also are due to Mr Smith for his continued dedication. Next year we will be able continue Guitar Tuition with Mr Smith and we will be starting a new group for children from Y3-5. These lessons will be chargeable and are not part of the Wider Opportunities scheme - if you are interested please look out for information in September.