The music department took part in a trip to Lake Garda in Italy, from 29th June – 6th July 2019.

Mr Barron said: “this really was a truly memorable trip fir the At Augustine’s pupils with so many highlights. From the opening concert in Lazise, performing to an amazing audience of over 300 people, the Jazz Band playing under a purple sky of lightning,    enormous ice-creams in   Sirmione, Flash mob singing outside St. Mark’s Cathedral, Nessun Dorma with        Orchestra outside Verona Amphitheatre, the waterpark day, gondola rides, and two  extra night’s stay at the    Hilton!

So many members of the public spoke to our staff throughout the week amazed at how good the pupils were, in behaviour and attitude throughout some emotional times, and also they         expressed how talented and enthusiastic they were in the performances, not believing that we were just a school and not a specialist music college.

The tour rep said we were the most talented, organised and lovely bunch of people she has ever worked with and was overwhelmed by the enthusiasm for music that she saw and the team work within the group. The pupils have grown in stature, matured musically and once again  enhanced the incredible    reputation and bond of the St Augustine’s music family!

I am proud to have taken these lovely children away to Lake Garda. Each and every one of them were a credit to themselves, their parents and the school. The trip was epic and the best one we have done yet!”