At Home with Heritage is a cross-curricular project through which we are encouraging students from all year groups to explore their local heritage.  We want them to develop a deeper knowledge and understanding of what lies around them so that their lives may be enriched.  By learning to value and celebrate their heritage, they will, we believe, play an active part in helping to protect it for the future.

Head of Music, Kim Wearmouth, and Durham Music Service Teacher Fiona Casewell have been working with a group of 14 Brass students exploring our mining and brass band heritage and had the privilege of visiting Redhills, Durham Miners' Hall. Under the patient and enthusiastic guidance of composer and conductor Steve Robson, the students have created a special piece of music which they are rehearsing with adult members of local brass bands - Spennymoor Brass Band, Trimdon Brass Band, NASUWT Brass Band and Ferryhill Brass Band - what a fantastic experience for our young people - some of which play in Durham County Youth Band. 

The piece will be performed at the Heritage Project Celebration Event at the school on 13 February at 6.30pm and it promises to be the highlight of the evening. In the coming months we hope to develop this exciting project further.

Booking for this event has now closed.