Youngsters Make a Noise at musical workshop

Making a noise at Ardingly College
Making a noise at Ardingly College

More than 80 pupils took up the challenge to Make a Noise when they took part in a day of musical workshops.

Students from Warden Park, Downlands, Burgess Hill Academy, St Paul’s Catholic College, Ardingly College Prep School and West Sussex Music met at Ardingly College on February 6 for the event.

With 13 different instruments on offer, the 82 children enthusiastically took part in the workshops and received tuition from a variety of instrumental specialists.

The event culminated in an afternoon concert in which a number of items, including a solo percussion composition entitled Rhythm in RH17 was performed.

Enthusiastic participants received Make a Noise memorabilia including a wonderfully jazzy sweatshirt.

The students were joined by the Ardingly College Concert Band who performed a suite from Pirates of the Caribbean with them.

Director of music Richard Stafford said: "This was a hugely enjoyable day of music making and we do hope that all pupils who took part enjoyed the experience but also will take this sense of fun and pleasure into their music making in the future."

The college will be holding a series of open mornings next month.

Saturday March 4 for senior school and sixth form

Wednesday March 8 at 9.15am for prep school (Years 3-8)

Wednesday March 8 at 10.45am for pre-prep school and nursery (Pre-Nursery to Year 2).

If you would like to attend an open morning, contact the registrar on 01444 893000 or register online at .

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