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RLT Music Festival

The weather was kind to us on Friday as we set up to host our first RLT event here at Exton. Mrs Davis wasn't quite sure where we would put 266 children if the heavens opened!


It was amazing to see our school field filled with so many happy children from across Rutland Learning Trust. Coaches began dropping children at 12pm, and picnics were had on the village playing fields before the gate opened to the Music Festival at 12.15pm.


There were plenty of activities for the children to take part in from craft, to quizzes, bouncy castles to ice- cream, as well as the workshops and performance stage. 


Workshops were led by Mr McClure (ukulele), Harmonia Music (African Drumming), Mrs Davis (Country Dancing) and Miss Bevins (musical instrument making). The children all had a go at at least one workshop.


The performance stage proved popular too, with performances from each school and from the Trust Staff Band. It was lovely to hear children playing instruments in their school Rock Bands (Langham/ Ketton) or singing (Exton & Greetham/ Whissendine/ St Nicholas). What talented children there are across the Trust!


A huge thank you to all the staff from all the schools who contributed to making the event so successful, and especially to Arts 4 Rutland who provided a grant to help fund some of the workshops. 


Time to evaluate and tweak some ideas to make next year's Music Festival even more successful!