We have been supporting Orla over the last couple of years with a grant for lessons, and we are delighted and proud to bring you this amazing update:

Orla is now having lessons to take her towards her Grade 5 tenor horn exam (having passed Grade 4 with Merit in the summer). In the meantime, see what else she has achieved!

Orla was awarded the ‘Musician of the year’ trophy at her leavers’ celebration when she left her primary school. She was chosen from 60 peers and recognised by the Head Teacher for her contribution to music at the school over the years.

Orla has settled into her new secondary school and has already become fully involved in the extra-curricular music activities including attending an ‘electric roots’ band, ukulele group, choir and learning to play drums in an ensemble with her friends. She has also continued to attend ‘Music’s Cool’ where she plays with younger pupils from a range of local primary schools.

Amazing, what a talent!