30 May 2012>
Lewis School Pengam, have collaborated with singer songwriter and radio presenter Amy Wadge who was mentor to this year's Brit award winner Ed Sheeran and music producer Steve Bush, who has produced albums for The Stereophonics and Tom Jones.
In an intensive music project working with Amy Wadge and the music department at Lewis School Pengam, students developed a 5 track CD. The pupils developed the songs, recorded them and worked on post-production with Steve Bush, the schools art department then produced the artwork for the CD.
Dr Chris Howard, Headteacher of Lewis School Pengam said, "Our music department believe that in 35 years this is the best project with the highest level of delivery they have ever seen. Amy has delivered over and above the brief and has mentored and supported the pupils and given them valuable insight into the music industry. Our pupils have enjoyed this project immensely and are excited to showcase their hard work to the world through the Cultural Olympiad."
The songs will be part of the Cultural Olympiad at Caerphilly castle on the 11th, 12th, 13th of July. The music will be used alongside artwork, in a dance performance piece and songs will be performed live acoustically by one of the pupils.
The CD will have an official charity launch with a concert involving Amy and the pupils at Newbridge Memo on the evening of the 22nd of June.
David Phenis, Community Development Manager congratulated the pupils, "What a wonderful achievement for Lewis School Pengam to have their hard work showcased to the world through the Cultural Olympiad."
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