Music Festival 2015

This was the 5th Music and Arts Festival held at Wilds Lodge. It is a free event and all schools in Rutland and Stamford are invited to attend. There were also workshops such as African Drumming, African Dance, Gamelan and a recycled instrument Junk Workshop.

We also had a local artist Sam Rodden from Art Pop Up who was creating a Borrowers World with the children. Jed Jaggard from Up and At Em History was running a Tudor Display which allowed the kids to have a hands on experience. The Red Arrow Team came and children were able to try on Uniforms and helmets.

Live bands from Casterton Business and Enterprise College and Stamford College entertained the crowd and dressing up and taking part in Drama was also on offer. RAF Wittering Archery Club brought a castle to shoot at and the OSHCOSH arrived for children to sit in and climb on


Thank you for an enjoyable day, yes of course I’ll be very happy to come again next year.
I find Wilds Lodge school a very inspirational place to work.
The festival was impressive and the open, friendly atmosphere was apparent to both the pupils and workshop facilitators.
The large number of visiting pupils from various schools were happy to work together in my taster workshops alongside the Wilds Lodge students. A wonderful community event.
— Martin Bright - Discover Percussion

Lady Wendy Goldwing was thrilled with the event as was the Mayor of Stamford Cllr Sue Sandall. RAF Wittering Station Commander attended as did the President of the Stamford Branch of the Royal British Legion and the High Sheriff of Rutland. Our school charity is raising money for the Indian Dalit Children and we managed to raise some funds from the sale of cakes.

A fantastic event and supported again this year by Groovy Foods and Gino Ice Cream. The next Festival will be held on Thursday 22nd September 2016. We are all ready taking bookings


Scarlet Music ran Ukulele and Gamelan workshops at the Wilds Lodge School Music festival. We were impressed with how well the event had been planned and organised, and really enjoyed the way that the young people were able to dip in and out of activities and try lots of new musical things.  We had many children trying Ukuleles - and Gamelan, and all the participants seemed to enjoy the activities very much, and were incredibly well behaved and respectful of the instruments - which was a pleasure to see.  The live band performances were fab and the children clearly had a wonderful day. Scarlet Music would be happy to return next year!
— Scarlet Music

Any school interested in attending or taking part on stage, should contact Darren Rawnsley at Wilds Lodge School: drawnsley@wildslodgeschool.co.uk or 01780 767254.