Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School, Islington joined MiSST in 2018.
There are currently 196 students on the Andrew Lloyd Webber Programme learning the violin and viola.
Our mantra for the music department is ‘Music is for Everyone’. This past school year, despite its hardships, has been one of musical flourish for EGA. With students learning topics in lockdown such as South Asian Music, Songwriting and Instruments of the Orchestra, our students have never stopped. With online music collaborations for International Women’s Day, video performances for virtual assemblies and our most recent Battle of the Bands competition, we have continued to thrive in our music department. MiSST is an integral part of what we do in EGA. Our year 7 students have committed themselves to getting their violin and viola skills up to scratch. Although the lockdown brought learning gaps with it, we are well and truly back on track with it all.
Quote from Head of department Joseph Asquith
"Our students have found music to be a source of community, strengthening social bonds, increasing confidence in students and expanding their appreciation for various forms of music. Events such as the MiSST virtual concert, our International Women’s Day Music Video, Performing for Videoed Choirs, Virtual Assemblies and Battle of the Bands have all allowed our students enormous respite and therapy after a long period of being locked down due to the Covid-19 pandemic."
Quote from MiSST student
"I enjoyed participating in the virtual MiSST concert back in lockdown. This was definitely an interesting experience for me. The highlight for me this year has been the MiSST saturday school. After months of not being able to socialise it is great to make friends with other students interested in music."
Quote from Head Teacher Sarah Beagley
"MISST was an integral part of providing an outlet for students during the past year. Students were able to benefit from the programme, albeit in a different way, and for many this was the highlight of their week. We are very grateful to MISST for the ingenuity they showed in continuing to support students through such a difficult period in their lives."