Talented singer/songwriter Natasha performs ‘Songwriter’s Dream’ for the first time
3rd Former Natasha Richardson is certainly discovering her talent in singing and songwriting. Jane Missin, Head of Music at WGS has supported Natasha in exploring her musical ability and encouraged her to sing for the first time at the WGS House Music Competition. Pupils and staff were thrilled by Natasha’s performance of ‘Songwriter’s Dream’, a song written in just two hours!
Natasha studies music at Wisbech Grammar School and has been playing the piano since she was eight years old. Last year her parents gave her a guitar for her 14th birthday, and Natasha has not looked back; writing her own songs and taking guitar lessons. She has gone onto write 11 songs and performed ‘Songwriter’s Dream in front of staff and pupils in February.
I found inspiration from my own experiences when I wrote ‘Songwriter's Dream’; the song focuses on questioning your place in the world and worrying about the future while focusing on the present day. Natasha Richardson
While many schools have had to cut back on their music provision, Wisbech Grammar is firmly committed to developing the music curriculum and encouraging as many young people to take up music and performing arts.
Music has many benefits in helping young people express themselves and discover who they are. It is great for improving well-being and mental health. It is so important the children have a positive outlet and what could be better than composing your own songs!” Jane Missin, Head of Music
At Wisbech Grammar School, we believe that educational development is not only confined to the classroom or laboratory but can be found through music, performing arts, dance, arts and textiles, and the extensive co-curricular that the School offers to its pupils. With this curriculum pupils have the opportunity to ‘discover who they are’ in many ways allowing them to become who they want to be.