School halls across West Norfolk will soon be alive with the sound of music when students who have kept up their instrumental learning remotely get the chance to show the progress they have made over the past few months.
Springwood High School has relaunched its masterclass programme to help potential students get a taste of A Level tuition at the King's Lynn school.
In years gone by, Springwood have hosted Saturday morning sessions to help potential A Level pupils rule in and out various subject options to help them find the ones that suit them best.
Pupils at Snettisham primary school have been using poetry to help get rid of any lockdown blues after the successful extension of a project that was first used during Mental Health Week.
The school's assistant headteacher and Year 5/6 teacher, Clare Enters, saw how much encouraging expression through poetry and spoken word performance made an impact on students, and so encouraged them to learn and perform a poem called Peer Pressure, by London-based hip-hop artist Karl Nova.
The last year has seen many people seek escape in the pages of a book, but pupils at Heacham Infant and Nursery and Heacham Junior Schools have gone to some unlikely places as part of their extreme reading challenge.
Assistant head Catherine Bennet and English lead Claire Chadderton asked families to send in pictures of pupils reading in unusual locations, and got replies including hiding in a cupboard and even on a roof.
A speech in praise of music recorded by a Year 8 schoolboy has received high praise from his school community and captured the imagination of many on social media.
Music fan Merry Enters was taking part in the Insight Discover programme, run by the Cambridge University to establish links with Year 8 and 9 pupils in local schools, when it set students the task of writing about what they considered to be civilisation’s greatest achievement, and then film themselves reading it out.
Lockdown may have put many aspects of normal life on hold, but for the musically talented youngsters of West Norfolk, the show must go on, as the West Norfolk’s Got Talent competition is being held again in a bid to find the rising stars of tomorrow.
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