It was a pleasure to take 39 musicians to Hull on Friday 13 March to participate in the regional Music for Youth Festival. With String Orchestra, String Ensemble and Mini Jazz Band taking part, the event provided a wonderful insight into the co-curricular music-making which plays such an important role in the life of St Olave's every week. The children were an absolute delight to be with and received much praise for their playing. We were all very proud of them for their mature and expressive performances and look forward to hearing whether they have been selected for the national round in due course. Whatever the outcome, it was a super day for all, with a large audience at the Albemarle Centre and some really excellent feedback. My thanks to Dr Harrison, Ms Revell and Mr Webb for all their work with the ensembles that took part, and to the children for embracing music with such enthusiasm. - Mrs Craven.