If you’ve missed the fact there’s been a choir, orchestra and jazz tour to Bruges you’re certainly going to hear about it in the coming weeks. Mr Baird and his extraordinarily talented team of peri teachers gave our pupils magnificent opportunities to play together, learn teamwork on tour, be away from home and cope and travel abroad and make new friends.
It was a superb week for everyone involved. The contrasts ranged from playing in the auditorium of the smart European School of Brussels to squeezing between and competing with the fairground attractions on a surreal stage set in a theme park. We even managed a brief and rather moving performance in the Concertgebau of Bruges itself.
Beyond performing, we managed to create delicious chocolates in a beautiful workshop in a former monastery, eat splendid meals in delightful restaurants, have a backstage tour with a scientific twist around the acoustics of architecture and design at the Concertgebau, wonderful walking and boat tours of the beautiful city of Bruges with some fantastic impromptu performances in queues, squares, restaurants and whilst walking down the street. My Twitter feed went into overdrive and I would recommend interested parents to look at the films and photographs we posted over the week as they capture, I hope, the joy and the excitement and the variety of this excellent week. Thank you to Mr Baird and to all the teachers who came away. An impressive, committed and talented team who were also great fun to be with. On the whole, wherever we went the children were complimented on their excellent manners and