30/06/2010 by mcmakarolyn
Manchester Creative and Media Academy’s (MC&MA Girls) Steel Band entertained some of the North West’s most prominent education officials at a prestigious annual event for new teachers.
The established group was especially invited to the opening ceremony of Teach First North West at the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester.
Brilliance and success
The MC&MA Steel Band played popular tracks including Billie Jean by Michael Jackson, and they were well received.
Enrichment Event Co-ordinator Mr Graham said: “The students played in the south gallery, and at the end of which there was a queue to congratulate and celebrate their brilliance and success.
“A good time was had by all.”
Playing to leading officials
The students played to educationalists, head teachers, Manchester University officials and Teach First school representatives and teachers from around the region at the independent charity’s evening.
It was held in order to welcome and celebrate the incoming intake of Teach First participants.
Former head teacher of Parklands High, Speke, Alan Smithies, opened up the ceremony alongside director of Teach First North West, Rhys Parry and Manchester University tutor Aleks Jedrosz.