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Trafford Engagement Arts Project

On Tuesday 24th May 2022 Matthew Roughley visited the School to run two vocal workshops for 85 students in years 7 – 10.

Matthew works with the Halle Orchestra and runs various Choirs and workshops in Manchester, so we were very fortunate to be able to invite him in with his busy schedule.

The sessions were well received by the students and were fun and  entertaining and allowed the students to simply sing for 2 hours!

Various vocal activities led to students volunteering to perform solos, challenging themselves and in some cases working outside their comfort zone. Both sessions saw the students growing in confidence and through developing new skills and techniques they were able to put parts of 2 songs together with 3 part harmonies by the end.  It is hoped that at some point in the future the 2 groups can join together to make a massed choir and perform together.

The students focused on Blinded By Your Grace – Stormzy arrangement and Somebody that I used to Know which many recognised already.

Since the workshop we have seen some new faces in Voicescape and hope that we can continue to encourage students to sing and enjoy the feel good factor they gain from it.