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Henry’s commitment pays off with Grade 8 electric guitar

13 October 2020  |  Jill Lundberg  |  Posted in:

Congratulations to Henry Bushell who has passed his Grade 8 Electric Guitar exam with merit.  This is a great achievement, made even more fabulous by the fact that Henry only completed his Grade 6 exam in March, just before the school closure. He did well in the exam and scored a Merit. As Henry was in Year 11, his guitar lessons would normally have taken a back seat as he focussed on his GCSEs but with the school closure and cancellations of exams, Henry turned his attention back to the guitar.

Throughout the closure, Henry continued to have online lessons with Dave Harris, Richmond School’s Guitar teacher, dedicating himself to jumping straight to Grade 8! With super commitment to practising, Henry achieved his goal in just five months, passing the prestigious Grade 8 Electric Guitar Exam with Merit at the start of September.

Mr Boyd, Lead Teacher for Music, said: “I am delighted for Henry. By throwing himself wholeheartedly into a very difficult challenge, he has achieved a terrific result! It just goes to show that you really can do anything when you put your mind to it (and, of course, practising!).”

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