The sweet sound of music

MUSIC TO THEIR EARS: Stour Valley Community School students Chloe Megeath, Laura Barrett and Daneil Brand enjoy the new facilities in their recently completed music room.
MUSIC TO THEIR EARS: Stour Valley Community School students Chloe Megeath, Laura Barrett and Daneil Brand enjoy the new facilities in their recently completed music room.

THE completion of some of the building work taking place at the newly-opened Stour Valley Community School in Clare has caused some good vibrations – of the musical kind.

Students are finally being let loose in their new music block, which is one of the first rooms completed in the school’s 12-month building programme.

The building work started in July when Clare Middle School closed and developers moved in to the old school.

The main music classroom has been built on two levels, with work benches around the edges for 15 keyboards for the students to use.

Music teacher Jill Garrett said: “On the second floor, students have another practice room and a small teaching room for our team of six visiting instrumental tutors, who offer the opportunity to learn guitar, drums, flute, clarinet and saxophone.

“As Stour Valley grows, our students will continue to be thrilled as the school literally grows around them.”

The school has also completed a new resistant materials room where students learn to design and produce items using wood, metal and plastics.