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Success for Endowed Schools’ Musicians

 SJS pupil Amelia Gardner accepting her certificateThe musical talents of students from the Stamford Endowed Schools have been recognised in recent local and national competitions.

The Rotary Club of Bourne organised the area ‘Young Musician of the Year’ competition, which took place at The Bourne Academy in December.  Three young musicians from the Schools took part, to great acclaim.

Amelia Gardner in Year 6 at Stamford Junior School played the cello beautifully and won the Junior Class. Becky Taylor, a Year 10 student at Stamford High School, played the violin superbly and won the Senior Class, as well as the trophy for the best performance on the day. Sam Robinson, in Year 11 at Stamford School, sang with great confidence to win the Singing Class.

All three, who have lessons from the Schools’ team of visiting music teachers, were also awarded a Gold certificate and a cash prize and will go forward to compete in the district semi-final in February.

 The SJS choir, who have progressed to the Barnado's Choir Competition finalIn another musical achievement for the Schools, the Stamford Junior School Choir has reached the finals of the Barnardo’s National Choir Competition. The choir will now sing in front of a panel of judges at The Barbican in London on 6th March, followed by a concert in the evening. The Schools wish them luck as they compete for a trophy against several other choirs. Watch this space!

Congratulations to all our successful musicians, they certainly proved to be great ambassadors for music at SES.