It was a stunning start to the new Academic year with a visit from award-winning composer and broadcaster Howard Goodall.
Howard spoke first to the whole school about the timelessness of music, and why he believes the perceived gap between classical and popular music is mostly an artificial one. We were taken on a journey from the birth of opera to Mr Bean sullenly repeating his single note on the synthesiser with the LSO at the London 2012 Olympics, daydreaming he was joining the runners on the beach in Chariots of Fire. The students were then treated to an extra hour and given the chance to ask questions at the end.
It was an inspiring way to start the new term and was enjoyed by all.