Several of the music award holders (and potential music award holders) from Y5-8 took part in The Prep's music outreach programme this week. The school is keen to take music out into the local community and, as part of that enterprise, the pupils were taken to a local care home to perform a short recital to the residents. Many are unable to leave the home and are clearly delighted to have some beautiful music brought into the residence, particularly by such talented and young children.
The manager of the care home commented on the power that the music had over the residents - he informed the children that one of the residents had been particularly upset during the morning, and that the recital had changed her mood entirely and she ended the afternoon with a huge smile on her face! We are due to visit each half term as part of this outreach programme, in addition to visiting local primary schools, so the department is as busy as ever! Well done and thanks to all the pupils who took part.