Writhlington School hosted Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra for a bespoke GCSE Exam workshop in preparation for the upcoming exams in May.
Secondary school students experience music in many different ways and BSO’s workshops and events help consolidate classroom and practical based learning opening up conversations about classical music and its relevance to the 21st Century listener.
Whether it was unpicking the real lives of composers or creating compositions that merge classical and popular style of music, BSO Musicians were on hand to share their extensive knowledge of classical music.
We were delighted to welcome students from local schools including, Norton Hill, Somervale, Ralph Allen, Oldfield, Downend, Wellsway and Chipping Sodbury who also took part in the workshop.
“Head of Music Joanne Briggs commented:
‘It was a fantastic opportunity for our students and students in the local area, to work with such prestigious musicians and consolidate their learning in class and in such a fun way. Patrick Bailey’s careful analysis, and excellent delivery, of the set works was a joy to listen to and enjoyed by students and teachers alike. I hope we can bring all our local music students together again in the future.”