It’s musical youth and Sir played too

Steel drum players (from the left): Molly O'Neill 11, Thomas Bernard 12, Connor Grice 12, Courtney Davis, 11, and  Michael Sykes, 11, perform at Park Lane Learning Trust's Easter concert
Steel drum players (from the left): Molly O'Neill 11, Thomas Bernard 12, Connor Grice 12, Courtney Davis, 11, and Michael Sykes, 11, perform at Park Lane Learning Trust's Easter concert

A HEADTEACHER showed off his songwriting skills at an Easter Concert.

Around 350 people crammed into the school hall, at Park Lane Learning Trust, Siddal, to watch not only the head but students from across the school perform their own songs.

Tunes on the timetable: Head teacher Steve Taylor gets ready for his solo act

Tunes on the timetable: Head teacher Steve Taylor gets ready for his solo act

Steve Taylor, headteacher, said: “We are developing the whole area of performing arts and media. We are hoping to put together four or five performances a year.”

Mr Taylor played guitar and sang his own song alongside the school’s head of music, Rod Mason, on flute.

“We have been working on smart target setting with the children in Key Stage 3,” said Mr Taylor. “The children came up to me and said your smart target is to sing to Years 7 and 8 in assembly and compose your own song for the Easter Concert.”

The students even picked the subject matter saying it must be a ballad about sadness that related to heartbreak.

Also on the bill were singers, drummers and guitarists from across the school who entertained the packed crowd.

The school is hoping to continue its focus on performance and creativity and will open a new media suite in the summer.

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