Two pupils from King Arthur’s Community School, Wincanton, recently won the chance to record their self-penned song at Strode College’s music studios following a competition organised by Strode College and King Arthur’s.

The school and college recently worked together to organise a ‘Sing Off’ competition for pupils with an interest in music, following a series of song-writing workshops delivered by Strode College at the school. The competition was strong, with pupils from across the year groups eagerly entering, all bringing different genres, instruments and melodies to be judged.  The winning entry was an uplifting poppy ballad entitled ‘Who I’m Supposed To Be’ by Year 8 pupils Freya Maskell and Lilly Reynolds-Hart.

The song-writing workshops were delivered by Strode’s Level 3 Music students and the competition was judged by a panel including Chris Beech, King Arthur’s Head Teacher; Dan Shaw, Strode College Level 3 Music teacher; and Chloe Paull, a talented Strode College Music student.

Sarah Legg, King Arthur’s Careers and Pastoral Care Coordinator said, “It’s been fantastic working on this event with Strode College and it was wonderful to see the creativity it brought out in our young people. The competition was a complete success and something that we would like to build on for the future. Both Freya and Lilly were thrilled ... watch out X Factor!”

Listen to the winning track

Photo caption: King Arthur’s winning pupils Freya Maskell & Lilly Reynolds-Hart in Strode’s recording studios.


Last updated 25/11/16

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