The Inspiration Trust’s Music Competition

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Published on 21/06/21

The Inspiration Trust has had its first trust-wide Music Competition, which celebrates making music and the great musical talent of its pupils.  The trust invited all its schools to participate by submitting a video recorded performance by their pupils in the following categories:

  • Solo
  • Duet
  • Ensemble 

The video performances were adjudicated by John Stephens and Krista Ribbons and the winner of each category was rewarded with a cash prize for their school’s music department. The winners are as follows:

  • Primary Solo - Norwich Primary Academy - £50
  • Primary Duet - Norwich Primary Academy - £100
  • Primary Ensemble - Cobholm Primary Academy - £300          
  • Secondary Solo - The Thetford Academy - £100
  • Secondary Duet - Wayland Academy - £200 
  • Secondary Ensemble - Joint winners: Cromer Academy - £300 Hethersett Academy - £300
  • Secondary Virtual Ensemble - Hethersett Academy - £150
  • Sixth Form Duet - Jane Austen College - £100

Statement from Krista Ribbons, Area Manager for the Norfolk Music Hub:

“It is encouraging to see the wonderful musicians that we have in Inspiration academies. The commitment to continue to practise and make music with other students during this difficult year has resulted in some outstanding performances. Well done to all the students who have showcased their talents this year.”


Statement from John Stephens, Director of Music for the Inspiration Trust:

“Well done to all of the pupils who participated and the teachers who supported them. Your efforts have created some really engaging performances which have provided such encouragement to me. You’ve proven that despite the current restrictions, schools are still making music safely and very well indeed! I can’t wait to see this competition grow, and to see even more submissions next year.”