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Evelyn Glennie EG

EG Staff Leadership

Director of Learning Mr G Ferris g.ferris@highworth.kent.sch.uk
Student Support Manager Mrs Y Smith y.smith@highworth.kent.sch.uk

EG Student Leadership

Community Captain Jasmine Man
Vice Captain Amelia Bundock

EG Community Mentors

Mrs C Mann Miss H Primarolo Mrs K Riezebos and Miss G Wren
Dr E Coupe and Mrs S Bradley Mrs S Ferris and Dr C Spurgeon Mr R Swinney

EG Community Ambassador

New appointments will be made this academic year.


Biography of Evelyn Glennie

Dame Evelyn Glennie is the first person in history to successfully create and sustain a full-time career as a solo percussionist, performing worldwide with the greatest orchestras, conductors and artists. She fondly recalls having played the first percussion concerto in the history of The Proms at the Albert Hall in 1992, which paved the way for orchestras around the world to feature percussion concerti. She had the honour of a leading role in the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Dame Glennie was awarded an OBE in 1993 and now has nearly 100 international awards to date, including the Polar Music Prize and the Companion of Honour. She continues to inspire and motivate people from all walks of life. Her masterclasses and consultations are designed to guide the next generation.


EG Charity Work

2021-2022: Cleft Lip and Palate Association

2020-2021: The Brain Tumour Charity - £1495 was raised

2019-2020: Holding On Letting Go

2018-2019: We raised just under £2000 for ‘Cardiac Risk in the Young’. This charity was put forward by two students in Year 13.