In a moment of sheer brilliance (or madness, you decide!), the Music Department decided to present the staff and friends of WHS with a challenge; to learn a new instrument and pass a Grade One exam in just six months. Participants are being sponsored to raise money for the ‘Play Your Part’ campaign. We are looking to raise £1.5 million in order to build a new Music block and upgrade our Performing Arts facilities in other parts of the school, work that is desperately needed.
The 'Play Your Part' campaign calls on everybody in our school community to use their many talents and skills in order to raise these funds.
Who is taking part? Can I join in?
So far 60 participants have signed up, including teachers, support staff, peripatetic instrumental teachers and governors. You can see a full list here.
The challenge is open to any adult who wishes to take part. If you are a parent, governor or friend of the school and would like be involved, please email email@example.com with 'Grade One-a-thon' in the title of your email. The Music Department will get in touch with you to discuss how you can become involved with the campaign.
How can I sponsor someone taking part in the Grade One-a-thon?
We have set up a Just Giving Page. From this page, you can search for the individual you would like to sponsor, or just contribute to the overall Wycombe High School Fund. Every donation made to the fund goes directly to the 'Play Your Part' campaign and will only be used for this project.
Alternatively, every individual taking part has their own sponsor form if you would like to offer your sponsorship that way.
The brave, bold or foolish?
Want to know who is taking part? Take a look below at our list of teachers, support staff, peripatetic instrumental teachers and governors who have taken up the challenge to learn a new instrument and pass a Grade One exam by the time we break up for our summer holiday!
In addition to the the 60 - yes, 60! - people listed, we have an additional 30+ peripatetic teachers and talented WHS students volunteering their time and musical expertise to teach our willing participants. That is over 90 people from our school community taking part in this exciting challenge.
Click on the button for the latest news and watch videos of the project in action