Musical windfall at East Yorkshire school

First published in East Yorkshire news

AN East Yorkshire school has been awarded more than £1,000 worth of musical instruments.

Goole High School was given three guitars, a drum kit, cymbals, along with plectrums and guitar strings, worth a total of £1,150, after applying for funding from the EMI Music for Schools grant fund and the Split Infinitive Trust.

Music teacher Sarah Gage said: “We have some very talented musicians at school and they are thrilled with the new equipment.

“Both requests were sent as part of a bigger bid to the Arts Council to develop a recording studio and rehearsal space for the people of Goole and its surrounding areas. This bid has been rejected once, but we will be resubmitting it in the near future.”

Brigg and Goole MP Andrew Percy visited the school to help the students celebrate the arrival of the new equipment by entertaining the students with one of the acoustic guitars.

He said: “It’s great for the students to have quality instruments to help them to learn and develop their musical talents. Most of them can play a lot better than I can!”

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