Year 10 GCSE Music pupils spent the day at Manchester Metropolitan University on Wednesday 15th June for a Creative Music day led by students and lecturers from the Music Education department.
On arrival at the University, the pupils wasted no time in immersing themselves in the first carousel session which involved rehearsing Harry Styles’s current number 1 hit ‘As It Was’ with pupils from other schools on guitar, lead and backing vocals, drum kit, cajon and keys. This session culminated in a group performance of the song and a strong sense of achievement to propel them into the next session.
Musical theatre was the order of the day in session two and pupils were tasked with choosing a suitable song, and then having to incorporate movement and sign language into their performance. QEGS pupils enjoyed working in the drama studio for this session and worked together to produce a moving performance for the rest of the group of ‘This is Me’ from The Greatest Showman.
After enjoying a spot of lunch in the atrium of the Brooks building, the pupils headed to the top floor for the highly anticipated final session. This was the moment they had been waiting for; the opportunity to make as much noise as possible as they unleashed their inner percussionist on the instruments of the University’s Gamelan Orchestra. This was a memorable experience for all of the pupils and a real highlight of the day. Pupils enjoyed getting to play all of the Indonesian instruments and it was a great end to an inspiring day which we all thoroughly enjoyed.