Delight as pupils gain fantastic exam results

Vale Academy students Richard Lowe (left) and Sid Brown who gained distinctions in their music exams. EMN-150522-083948001
Vale Academy students Richard Lowe (left) and Sid Brown who gained distinctions in their music exams. EMN-150522-083948001

Musical talent came to the fore when Brigg Vale Academy students took important examinations.

Vale Academy’s principal Nicola Williams said students received “fantastic” results in the associated board of the Royal Schools of Music exams, which the school hosts.

Jayne Keeler, curriculum leader for music, said: “Students of woodwind, brass and piano worked incredibly hard to gain distinctions, with marks of more than 130.

“We’re proud of them all, but particularly so of year 7 cornet player Sid Brown who gained 141 for his Grade 3 and Richard Lowe who gained 138 for Grade 1 clarinet, despite only playing the instrument for a term.

“I’d like to congratulate all students who were so successful. We are hoping for another successful exam period in July.”

The Vale hosts the ABRSM examinations three times a year, along with Trinity percussion and London Music Theatre examinations.

Mrs Williams said: “The success of the centres has grown considerably over the last three years with many local primary school students now undertaking their first steps on the road to instrumental success through these examinations.

“Music is so important to this academy and these results give further encouragement to our students.”