Inaugural ‘Summer Sessions’ Showcases Up-and-Coming College Talent

Student musicians from Newton Abbot College came together to perform in the inaugural open-air performance of ‘Live Sessions’, showcasing up-and-coming talent.


Audiences sat on the grassed picnic area by Dyrons House to watch students from Years 7-12 take to the stage to perform a wide-range of musical styles and genres. Highlights included Ruby Richardson and Kia Vian’s rendition of ‘Riptide’ by Vance Joy, Sixth Form Band ‘In Motion’s take on The Kooks track ‘Naïve’ and Key Stage 3 Band’s version of ‘Paradise’ by George Ezra.  

Amber Blackshaw performing a number from 'Hamilton'
Amber Blackshaw performing a number from 'Hamilton'

The event, a first of its kind for the College, was a relaxed affair, with audience members enjoying outdoor picnic and barbecue opportunities whilst watching the performance.

Students performed a wide range of musical styles and genres
Students performed a wide range of musical styles and genres

Event organiser and Teacher of Music, Christian Tebbutt, said: “The first ever Newton Abbot College ‘Summer Sessions’ was a huge success; it was the perfect opportunity to showcase what amazing talent we have coming up through the years. It has been a real privilege working with such hardworking and professionally-minded young people and we will certainly be looking to host similar events in the future.”  

Summer Sessions Newton Abbot College Ofsted Good Secondary School 4
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