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8th April 2019

A large group of St Brendan’s students took time out of their busy schedules to inspire and inform GCSE students at Bridge Learning Campus this week, and got them excited about a future in music and performance.

St Brendan's students

St Brendan's students

Bridge Learning Campus is a school based in Hartcliffe and each year many of their Year 11 students apply to continue their studies at St Brendan’s. As part of an initiative to help build the confidence and aspirations of local 16 year olds, St Brendan’s was delighted to have an opportunity to visit the students at Bridge.

The talented bunch of St Brendan’s students had a large audience comprising of Year 9, 10 and Year 11 Music students and the mixture of first and second year BTEC students arrived armed with a packed programme of performances to entertain and motivate their musical peers.

The session began with a performance from first year Music Performing students. Xyzelle Paulin led vocals and was supported by Matty Jackson on drums and Silas McAuslan-Crine on bass, in delivering three songs to be proud of!

Following the fantastically delivered contemporary songs, first year student Audrey Davison took to the stage to perform a classical piece on the piano; highlighting the diverse range of skills and styles that thrive within College.

Wrapping up an inspirational visit was Performing Arts second years and the talented cast of the Aadams Family. Following their recent 5-star show, the cast were delighted to share some of the performance highlights with the Bridge students. Treating their audience to ‘When You’re an Aadams’ the well-rehearsed cast performed perfectly once again.

After the songs were over and the round of applause ended, a number of hands were thrown into the air to ask questions of the Sixth Form students. The interested and inspired school pupils were eager to ask a range of insightful questions around studying music, life at St Brendan’s and the content of the Performing Arts courses.