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Furness Academy, Cumbria

Furness Academy, Cumbria, will be joining the MiSST family in September 2022, with over 260 Year 7 choosing between violin and flute as their instrument.

Furness Academy is excited to have been chosen to be part of this amazing programme, already looking forward to the formation of their school orchestra as an outcome of working with MiSST. Students, parents and the local community have been enthusiastic about the programme and feedback has been incredibly supportive. They already look forward to the opportunities that being part of the MiSST programme will bring.

The students have chosen their instruments in advance of joining and will be presented with these in their first Music lesson in September. Prior to this, the students will take part in a music summer school event where they will learn all about their chosen instrument, the expectations, curriculum and importantly, how to care for their instrument.

Quote from Headteacher, Mr Simon Laheney 

“We are pleased that we have been chosen to be MiSST’s 23rd school. This is an incredible opportunity for our students and our town to be part of such a prestigious project, backed by Lord Lloyd Webber, and provided by the incredible MiSST team. The impact of being part of MiSST in other secondary schools has been profound, seeing increased long-term engagement of students, beyond their music lessons and a positive impact of students social and personal development. We are incredibly proud of the partnership we now have with MiSST and look forward to all the opportunities we will be able to offer our students as part of the programme” .

Quote from Head of Music, Mrs Michelle Larcombe

“I am absolutely thrilled the MiSST have chosen us to be their 23rd school. I know many schools apply for this opportunity each year and I am so pleased that Rachel and the MiSST trustees have chosen our school to be part of this amazing programme. The opportunities this brings for our students are absolutely unrivalled, and I cannot wait for them to have chance to perform in some incredible London Theatres. This will undoubtedly raise the profile of music in our school, across our trust and within our local area. I am excited to launch the project in September and officially begin our work with MiSST”.


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