Trinity students light up the Beacon

Students from Trinity Academy in Lockleaze were among the first schoolchildren to have the chance to perform in the newly furbished Bristol Beacon. 

They put on a spectacle of music and dance performances. More than 300 children participated in a range of performances from orchestras and choirs to dance pieces, rock bands and vocal solos.  The night culminated in two massive numbers combining 2 orchestras and 4 choirs. 

Trinity is a music and performing arts specialist school, offering all students the opportunity to develop their musical, dance and drama skills in specialist studios/performance spaces.  

While Trinity has its own 450-seater concert hall, performing at the Bristol Beacon provided an unique opportunity to perform to an even larger audience in the setting of the new-look Beacon. 

Head of music and performing arts, Naomi Charatan, said: “It was an absolute privilege for our students to perform in such a world class space.  The students rose to the occasion and the experience will have developed them as performers, musicians and dancers. It was also really valuable for our younger year groups to be able to watch performances from our more experienced students  in this amazing space.”

 Headteacher Eiron Bailey said:  “The school is blessed to be surrounded by a large supportive community of families and community advocates.  The concert allowed us all to come together for the first time and celebrate the positive growth of this new school.”

The costs of rehearsing and performing at the Beacon were met by anonymous sponsors. to whom the school is very grateful.