Brooklands go to the Albert Hall!

10th October 2018

On Wednesday 10th October 150 Brooklands students had the fantastic opportunity to visit the Royal Albert Hall and witness the BBC primary proms.

This beautiful building, dedicated to Prince Albert by his wife Queen Victoria, is situated in Kensington and seats 9000 people.

Starting our day early we left school at 8.20am to travel into the centre of London. When we arrived at the Royal Albert Hall students were amazed at the sheer size of the building and grandeur from the outside.

Once we entered and found our seats the music began! We were extremely lucky to hear a wide variety of instruments all performed by school children. Performances ranged from steel pans to singing to a chamber ensemble all performing music of different styles that allowed students to increase their understanding of different musical styles and see first-hand instruments that we spent time learning about in year 5. Children were awed by the size of the building and way in which the sound travelled. Light effects and chances for audience participation made this a fantastic live performance that will not be forgotten.

After the concert we went over to Hyde Park and sat in front on the Prince Albert memorial statue to eat our lunch. We were fortunate enough to have lovely warm weather and after a group photo we all headed back to the coaches to travel back to school.

This was a fantastic school trip and hopefully marks an academic year full of exciting trips and opportunities for Brooklands students.

Miss Woodhouse, Head of Music