Youngsters from Pocklington schools claim a clutch of trophies at music festival

Fenella Scutt, Sam Hird and Peter Micklem Cooper.
Fenella Scutt, Sam Hird and Peter Micklem Cooper.

Musically-gifted pupils at Pocklington School and Lyndhurst School claimed an impressive nine trophies at this year’s Pontefract Music Festival recently.

Year 5 Lyndhurst pupil Harry Scutt was successful in both the Grade 4 piano solo class and in the Grade 3 violin solo class.

Pocklington School Year 8 youngster Fenella Scutt claimed first place in her under 16 piano class. Fennella also finished top in the Grade 5 violin class and then went on to win the prestigious Young Musician Award.

Year 9 pupil Sam Hird was victorious in the under 15 ‘Songs from the Shows’ class and Year 10 pupil Peter Micklem Cooper received the winner’s trophy in the U16 song class. He also won the British song class and the Schubert Lieder open age class, in which he competed against adults.

Krystina Meinardi, a vocal studies teacher at Pocklington School, said: “I am a firm believer in music festivals as a preparation for public performance and the achievements of our pupils this year have been incredible”.