Talented musical students at The Bourne Academy have hosted two more lockdown Rock Concerts online – called the Rockdown Sessions.

When the UK Government announced school closures and another national lockdown, The Bourne Academy’s music department decided to take action and ensure this would not stop musical performances for their students.

The Academy was due to have held concert performances, but with social distancing measures still in place for the foreseeable future, the events have not been able to take place in the traditional sense.

So, following the success of The Academy's previous online concerts in April and May last year, they organised two more wonderful performances on line via Facebook Live.

Students once again rehearsed and recording performances at home. The videos were then put together by Academy staff to create a full concert experience. The previous concerts reached almost 1,000 views in the first hour and led to many more engagements and positive comments from the Academy community so they knew they had a captive audience.

‘Rockdown Sessions’ proved to be a brilliant opportunity for students to continue developing their performance skills while in lockdown and a chance to share their work with families, staff and peers.

The music department was inundated with so many fantastic performance videos by talented students that the concert had to take place over two nights to accommodate everyone.

Prior to the concert performances Head of Visual and Performing Arts, David Mastrocola said: ‘’We are all incredibly proud of the students for taking part in what has been a very difficult time for all of us.

" Hopefully these concerts will give the students, staff, and their families, a degree of escapism for a couple of hours where they can enjoy watching themselves and their peers perform.’’