Young Americans at Birkbeck School

STUDENTS from Birkbeck College in North Somercotes and other local schools were treated to an unforgettable experience jointly performing with the Young Americans.

The talented bunch from California stopped off in North Somercotes as part of their global tour.

The Young Americans, who are hand picked from across the world, study the performing arts in California. Two days of intensive workshops culminated in a dazzling two-hour concert at Grimsby Auditorium.

Families, friends and members of the local community watched the masters in action in the first half, followed by a polished collaborative show.

The students at Birkbeck College are no strangers to the Young Americans. This is their fourth visit to the school and some former students from Birkbeck were unable to resist coming back for more.

Headteacher Lynda Dobson said: “The Young Americans’ enthusiasm has been so infectious in terms of motivating students. It has been an uplifting experience all round.”

One hundred and eighty students participated in the weekend-long event organised by Birkbeck staff Gretta Harris and Heather Smith.