• The Chineke Foundation    A Quartet of musicians from the internationally renowned Chineke Orchestra visited Holyhead school on Wednesday 12th June, to deliver a classical music workshop for Year 8 and 9 students. The Chineke! Foundation was established in 2015 to provide career opportunities to young Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) classical musicians in the UK and Europe. Chineke!’s motto is: ‘Championing change and celebrating diversity in classical music’. The organisation aims to be a catalyst for change, realising existing diversity targets within the industry by increasing the representation of BME musicians in British and European orchestras. Our students were both encouraged to seek a career as a professional musician, as well as the possibility of doing so, particularly as a classical musician ...
    Posted Jun 13, 2019, 2:37 AM by J Grant
  • Holyhead School Presentation Evening Highlights 2019
    Posted Apr 9, 2019, 1:01 AM by J Grant
  • STEM Event by Ahead Partnership and Mott MacDonald Last Monday, we had the opportunity to bring in an external team from Mott MacDonald, a global engineering company, in association with Ahead Partnership. They came in to work with our Year 8 students setting them an infrastructure and sustainability challenge. This STEM event was focused around careers within the civil engineering industry. It was a really fantastic event with feedback showing students loved the opportunity to work in teams on the challenge, drawing on the maps, planning the routes, and questioning the employees. A few quotes pulled out from the students on what they liked about the event: “Learning about metro’s and technology”  “That we got to see how things are planned out”  “I liked how we got ...
    Posted Mar 25, 2019, 4:57 AM by J Grant
  • ONE OF THE MOST RENOWNED DRUMMERS IN ROCK HISTORY RETURNS TO HANDSWORTH Ahead of performing at Symphony Hall in April, Handsworth-born drummer Carl Palmer will visit Holyhead School later this month and meet aspiring musicians from his hometown.Carl Palmer is one of the most respected rock drummers to emerge from the 1960s, a veteran of many banks including Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Atomic Rooster, ELP (Emerson, Lake & Palmer) and Asia. He was born in Handsworth in 1950.Yvonne O’Sullivan, Music Teacher at Holyhead School, said: “At Holyhead School, we are extremely proud of how talented our young artists are and we are always keen to provide them with musical opportunities. Having Carl visit our school is something that we are all very excited about, after all, how ...
    Posted Mar 22, 2019, 1:26 AM by J Grant
  • CELEBRITY VOCAL COACH USES MUSIC TO TACKLE MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES IN DEBUT BOOK A new book is set to use music to tackle issues around mental health and bullying often faced by today’s teens. Written by celebrity vocal coach and mentor to rising stars of The X Factor and The Voice, CeCe Sammy, the debut educational guide uses music therapy techniques to help young people overcome societal pressures and challenges. ‘If You Can Speak You Can Sing’, draws upon CeCe’s professional life as a vocal and motivational coach and her personal life as a survivor of a brain aneurysm, which left her unable to speak or breath independently. CeCe believes music played a vital role in her recovery as, whilst recuperating in the hospital, she saw a direct correlation between music ...
    Posted Feb 14, 2019, 12:25 AM by J Grant
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