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The Boileroom Hosts Guildford’s Real Life School of Rock!

The Guide 2 Surrey 25/07/2017 Staff Writer

On Wednesday 19th July students from Weyfield Primary Academy and Bushy Hill Junior School took over Guildford’s iconic Boileroom music venue to put on their very own rock show...

For the very first time Weyfield, Bushy Hill, Rocksteady and The Boileroom came together to put on this unique event which will be sure to create life long memories for everyone involved. concert! There were 10 bands, 65 little rock stars and over 200 friends, family & teachers in a packed out Guildford’s Boileroom.

The event was hosted by Rocksteady
, based in Godalming Surrey, who are the UKs largest rock school teaching over 11,000 four to eleven year olds every week. Rocksteady's mission to empower as many children as possible through rock and pop music and was recently voted SME of the year at the Toast of surrey awards.

The bands on the night included The Rocking Penguins, The Gummy Gorillas and Rage Mode. Through their weekly rock and pop lessons students have learnt to perform songs including Stitches and The Greatest. In addition to developing musicality, the lessons promote confidence, team work and enjoyment of school.

However, it’s not just the kids who were rocking out because the concert also saw a performance from Weyfields teacher band ‘No Direction’ who performed 'Can’t stop the feeling.'

Weyfield’s Head teacher, Mei Lim, said: “All the bands were incredible! It took real guts to stand up on the stage but the pupils were true rock stars and made us all so proud. It was very special for the children to have the experience of performing in a proper music venue, rather than our school hall. Huge thanks to Rocksteady and the Boileroom for hosting a night they will never forget!”

Bushy Hill’s Headteacher, Louisa Dormer, said "The children gain so much from being part of the Rocksteady bands and not just musically. They have developed such confidence and to perform in front of an audience at the Boileroom was a fantastic achievement!”

"Our mission is to empower the kids with life skills and experiences that they will never forget," said Rocksteady band leader Becca, "and this night is definitely one of those wo
w moments."


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