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M ISSUE No. 13
S JANUARY 2011
Joy to the World in 2011 Once in Royal David’s city sang Clarissa Smith (7Beaman) at the beginning of our Carol Service on December 16th: “at one time in the city of King David”, who was also Shepherd and Poet, so this is a song close to all our hearts at Trinity. The theme of the Carol Service was Prophecy.. Who was the boy-child born Prophecy to Mary in that lowly cattle shed? What was He supposed to do? What had the prophets of the Old Testament foretold about him? And, for our students today, how is this relevant in 2011 and beyond? We heard about The Bigness of Christmas from Emily Liddle (9Claringbold), The Climb from the Trinity Singers and His eye being on the sparrow from Amy Woodroffe (11Booth): these all gave us clues. Jay Cafferty (13Furniss) and Peter Bird (12Howlett) tried to lead us astray in Star Turns, Turns, in which they played a couple of out of touch astrologers, but in the end the truth will out, as Mr Brew told us in The Fulﬁlment of the Prophecy Prophecy.. As we sang at the end, Joy to the World! What a celebration! One of the happiest times of the year! But, like a dog, Christmas isn’t just for Christmas, so in this New Year of 2011 may we still remember God’s gift to us.
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back (l-r): Kieran Weledji (KA), Zehn Iqbal (EC), Alex Surrey (EC), Philip Reynolds (EC), Robert Raper (TA), Robert Phillips (TA), Kurtis Randall (KA) middle (l-r): Evan Johnson (Vice Capt - TA), John Edwards (EC), Peter O’Donnell (Capt - EC), Ryan Grier (KA), James Wright (KA), Luke Kerrison (TA), Philip Abbott (TA), John Hardy (TA) front (l-r): Jay Corbett (TA), Josh Mawdsley (TA), Matthew Elcoate (KA), Adam Davies (KA), Matthew Dean (KA), Ezra Kitson (EC), Donald Porritt (EC)
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Summary and Off the ﬁeld Thus the Lions lost only one half of rugby out of six with one win, one draw and one loss and their reputation intact. Off the ﬁeld everyone agreed the tour was “the best thing they had ever done” because of the team spirit and friendships that developed. All enjoyed the tour and no doubt will remember it for the rest of their lives. There were many highlights on and off the ﬁeld such as the hard tackling and the forfeits we sentenced each other to in the tour court. Evan Johnson (11Booth)
back (l-r): Jade Taylor-Cockerill (The Kings Academy), Ellen Bower (Bede Academy), Amy Wenn (Bede Academy), Stephanie Speight (Trinity Academy), Laura Denton (Emmanuel College), Maisie Hines (The Kings Academy), Jessica Welburn (The Kings Academy), Carla Kendell (Trinity Academy), Leigh-Anne French (The Kings Academy) front (l-r): Kelsie Thornton (Trinity Academy), Jenny Young (The Kings Academy), Devon Grimes (Trinity Academy), Ellen Gray (Emmanuel College), Meghan Sweeney (Emmanuel College), Jessica Kelly (Bede Academy), Nicole Davis (Bede Academy)
The Emmanuel Schools Foundation Intimately Introduces… The Pumas! The ESF Lions have been a roaring success for the past 5 years, taking on the greatest rugby - playing schools in Scotland. With the knowledge that playing for the Lions is a massive honour and privilege, the best rugby players from within the ESF ﬁght hard to earn their place on the Lions team.
and Queen Elizabeth Grammar School). The girls from these schools have been playing hockey from an early age, have trained together for many years and some were older than the Pumas. Having only ever played once together before, the Pumas certainly had a challenge on their hands.
But what about the girls?
In their ﬁve matches the Pumas fought hard, though sadly they did not manage to secure a victory. It would have been easy for them to give up, but they never did because they were determined to do their best. In true cat-like style, the Pumas pounced onto the pitch each day with remarkable determination and perseverance. Star performances from Jessica Kelly (Bede Academy), Devon Grimes (Trinity Academy), Leigh-Anne French (The Kings Academy) and Laura Denton (Emmanuel College) were among the many highlights of the tour. Commenting on the girls’ remarkable improvement in the three days away, Miss Rhodes (Head Coach) says, “There is no doubt that these girls have set a high standard for the years to come.”
After months of preparation and training, the ESF is now proud to present its girls hockey team, the Pumas. For many years to come, the most talented hockey playing girls from each of the ESF schools will now have the honour and privilege of not only representing their school but the ESF as a whole. Kelsie Thornton (Trinity Academy) says, “I loved playing for the Pumas; I was proud to represent our schools.”
This October the Pumas leapt into action, with ﬁve matches in three days. The Pumas took on some of the best hockey - playing schools in the Lake District (Appleby Grammar School, Keswick School, Kirkby Stephen Grammar School, Nelson Tomlinson School Miss Chappell
Let’s Get Together: Reunion of TGS old boys and girls Young people just beginning their secondary education in Thorne have welcomed back to the classroom old boys and girls who attended the town’s grammar school upto 80 years ago. Trinity Academy students hosted tours of their state of the art building for guests who were there to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the opening of Thorne Grammar. The grammar school closed in 2005 when Trinity Academy was built. Some of the former grammar school pupils met ﬁve years ago when Trinity hosted the 75th anniversary, but others were renewing friendships for the ﬁrst time in decades. The event began in the lecture theatre where Academy Principal Ian Brew outlined the success and growing reputation of Trinity, whose results have soared during its short history and where students have the opportunity to take part in numerous activities. He said the Academy upheld many of the traditions of the grammar school including a uniform and a house system. The Academy choir, ‘Trinity Singers’, were invited to perform for the event and sang some of their favourite songs for the appreciative audience. They were also asked if they could learn Thorne Grammar’s old school song ‘Carmen Thornense’. This presented a challenge for the singers: not only was there a tight deadline, but the song was in Latin! With such limited time, the group worked tirelessly to make sure they knew exactly what they were singing, and successfully led the 180 guests in a rousing rendition of their anthem. KeithWilliams, one of the organisers of the alumni
event, presented Mr Brew with a photograph of former grammar school headmaster JE Shipley Turner, which has been mounted alongside the war memorial and other memorabilia from the old school. Students from Years 7 and 8 then took groups around the Academy, before the guests enjoyed dinner in the school hall. Old boy John Glasbey, who attended the Grammar School from 1935 to1937 and is now 87, said: “The Academy is fantastic, and to meet these kids is so uplifting. It takes me back to when I was a teacher after I came out of National Service. This school already has a wonderful record.” Catherine Stables,wife of former pupil Eric Stables who attended from 1943 to1952 and now lives in London, also paid tribute to their tour guides. “They are so self-assured and enthusiastic about their school. They obviously take great pride in it, which is lovely to see,” she said. Mr Williams said he had watched with interest as the Academy has developed since the last grammar school reunion. “I’ve been very impressed with the results but I am also very impressed with the fact that the Academy is still as pristine as it was when we were last here,” he said. “It’s a lovely place to be, and I think that encourages young people to come to school, as well as the huge range of activities they have compared to when we were young.” The anniversary event raised £1,000 towards the Alumni Fund, which was launched in 2006 and has contributed towards to university careers of a number of Academy students.
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The story takes place in the city of Grusinia. Prince Kazbeki’s Army have invaded and murdered the Governor. The Governor’s wife Natella Abashvili abandons their child, heir of Grusinia, as she ﬂees recklessly in a hope to survive. A servant girl, Grusha, who has fallen madly in love with a soldier, ﬁnds the child and the rest of the story follows the difﬁcult sacriﬁces she has to make along her dangerous journey. It also tells the tale of Azdak, a village scribe who becomes a judge and develops a reputation for judging in favour of the poor and misrepresented. Azdak is called to decide who is the true mother of the child, Grusha or Natella, and decides to carry out the test of The Caucasion Chalk Circle.
Cast List Peter Bird, Abbie Blackham, Lorraine Boyle, Jay Cafferty, Emily Clamp, April Garth, Toni Goulden Craig Holden, Hayley Holden, Casey O’Neill, Cameron Sharp, Jess Smith, Megan Thomas, Till Uberruck-Fries
Stage Crew Daniel Badrick, Robert Reddall, Jonathan Oglesby, Thomas Quinn
Jack Chell, Alex Hibbard, Tim Watkins, Tom Newton, David Harvey, Daniel Bennett, Michael Turner, Mr Martin
Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? English Week, October 2010 Another great week for the English department, switching to an earlier time in the academic year than before. On the Trinity News in assembly Courtney Box (11Cooper) took students back to 1564 to help focus our thoughts on literature four hundred years ago. In the Where’s William? game Shakespeare, the bard with the moustache and pointy beard, was as elusive as Wally, the lanky, bespectacled youth in the stripy shirt. And in the Shakespeare Treasure Hunt students found words and phrases which linked together to form a famous speech of his. We also had the opportunity to write our own sonnet and, using sonnet 130, recreate the face of the one he was describing (although, as he says in the sonnet that his lover does not look like the description, there were some problems posed: should the recreation look as beautiful as possible or as ugly as sin?). There was the Bard’s (Giant) Board Game and there were wer wild facts about Shakespeare’s time. For example, if you were a child out after dark exam you were w in danger of having your hair cut off fo for use in making wigs: wigs were that popul popular! Then there’s fast food, Elizabethan England style, cutpurses (pickpockets to you Engla and m me) and the stench of the theatre!
Duke of Earl . . . As I-I walk through this world, Nothing can stop The Duke of Earl. So sang Gene Chandler and The Dukays in January 1962, and so might echo the Duke of Edinburgh candidates at Trinity Academy.
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This term we have seen four expeditions take place over three weekends, conﬁrmation of ﬁve gold winners (for more news of which see later editions), one participant, Maryna Petriv (12Howlett) presented with both her bronze and her silver awards on the same day and several other students inch their way closer to their own ﬁnishing line. e, a skill sh Sign Languag ti ri B n ar le to ction I chose me greater career ve gi d an g For the skills se in n lear er my language ing. which will furth to go into teach e p o h I as , re tu e fu ) opportunity in th tt (13Goddard Hannah Fawce The expedition was physically arduous, howev rewarding, esp er thoroughly ecially when w e reached our These were usu h alfway point. ally peaks, thu s making all o worthwhile. f the hard work Jaimie Hill (13 Martin) , for my ymnastics club g y m t a s ic st ve a ach gymn and myself. I lo rs e th o Learning to co to th o ove and en beneﬁcial b ieving a new m ch a service, has be in d e e cc person su seeing a young ting it. feel for comple y e th h p m iu tr the le (13Bourn) Emily Harbott Despite getting extremely wet, our moods wer We watched th en’t dampened e sun rise as we ! w oke up in the m fantastic! orning: it was Maarryyn yna Pet e riv,, (1 (122Howlett)
Smashing! - Enterprise Week 15th - 19th November 2010 Enterprise Week was great! There was the Treasure Hunt, Egg Smash, The Cube and Knot a Chance at break time. We had to use skills such as teamwork, leadership, communication and problem-solving. For the Treasure Hunt on Monday the 15th November, we had to work out the answers to the questions and ﬁnd the room numbers; when you got there you found a letter. When you had found all of the letters you went back to the room where you started, to unscramble the letters and make a word to win a prize. Egg Smash was on Tuesday 16th: you covered an egg in material and dropped it on the ﬂoor to see whether it smashed. The Cube was on Wednesday 17th: we had to look at a design and then look away and build it. In my favourite,
Knot a Chance, we had to work in teams to untie two knots without letting go of the rope. It was fun! In BITE we entered a competition where we had to come up with an idea for an event to help raise money for Doncaster Rovers. We had three lessons to complete the task, planning our whole event, designing posters and tickets and writing a letter to a celebrity to ask them to take part. More next year please! Charlotte Wales (7Linley)
Trinity Tycoons:The Business Game 11th - 19th November 2010 Thirty Y9 students took part in the ESF Business Game and I was lucky enough to be one of them. We had to apply for our place this year and Miss Pashley selected the best thirty. We were placed into three teams of ten and I was chosen to be Managing Director of my team, the Trinity Tycoons. We went up to The King’s Academy the Thursday before Enterprise Week for the launch of the Business Game and we were told we had to design a product to meet one of four briefs, a product for the elderly, a product for parents with young children, a product to aid a healthy lifestyle or a product to help the environment.
At the end of the week we went back to the King’s for the ﬁnal. We had to present our idea in front of the three judges and the other teams; I was so nervous, because as Managing Director I had to speak ﬁrst for our team. We got selected as one of the top four teams so we then had to face the judges’ questions which were really hard. However, Sophie answered most of them really well. We didn’t win….but we came second which was great because we won £500 to split between our team and we decided to donate 10% of it to Ryan’s Fund. We all had a great time and it was a really fun week; we had a few fall outs but it has made me want to do business in the future.
My team designed the Thermo-Dummy, a product to help parents with young children. This is a dummy that changes colour depending on the baby’s temperature. We were really excited about our idea and spent the week researching it, ringing businesses up to see if they thought it would be a good idea and estimating the Shaun Logan (9Brown) manufacturing cost.
Six Refugees in search of Asylum: Geneva October 2010 Over the October half-term holiday six students from Y13, together with six students from the Armthorpe School and six more from Sir Thomas Wharton, took advantage of the opportunity to visit the United Nations building in Geneva, Switzerland, and learn about initiatives concerning refugees, the UN Children’s Fund, the Red Cross, the World Health Organisation including the UN programme on HIV/ AIDS, the elimination of child labour and so much more. As they testify here, it was ﬁve days that they will never forget! I found the trip extremely useful: I knew little about the UN and its work and certainly had limited knowledge of its different branches prior to the trip. I appreciated in particular the broad range of humanitarian branches that was presented and the professionality of the conferences. In addition I much appreciated the time that the speakers granted us in answering questions and their willingness to provide us with useful contacts. Not only was the trip very informative but it was also most enjoyable. And the people were all very friendly and polite. Overall I can say that the trip had no one highlight: the whole week was a highlight and it has deﬁnitely brought to my knowledge very important issues that affect all our lives. I must state in conclusion that the “my work experience” company are very good at connecting the UN to young; this was deﬁnitely the case with me and it has encouraged me to think about eventual employment in the humanitarian / diplomatic sector. Edoardo Gerosa (13Smyth) 10
The trip to the UN in Geneva has been an extremely valuable experience. I have been able to acquire knowledge that would not otherwise have been possible. In fact, now we even know more about it than most of our teachers! My favourite UN agency presentation was by OCHA (the Ofﬁce for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs), as I believe that without this agency any disaster relief would not be effectively coordinated: without OCHA, NGOs (Non-governmental organisations) and UN agencies would not work in the most productive way. However all departments fulﬁl important roles within the international community. The trip was thought provoking, and was thoroughly enjoyable. Jaimie Hill (13Martin)
When I was in Geneva with the Pearson Foundation I was able to further my knowledge of the United Nations and the work it does, the problems it faces and how it plans to solve them. The visit was very informative and all of the presentations were interesting and thought provoking. My personal favourite presentation was by the International Labour Organisation (ILO); the figures they have gathered and the information they gave us were shocking. The visit has inspired me to try and organise some sort of fund raising to help support the UN and the NGOs it works with. I believe that the trip to Geneva was very useful to myself and everybody else who went on it. I would like to thank the Pearson Foundation for making it happen. Tony Barwell (13Martin)
I feel that all of the presentations challenged what I thought about the specific organisations. However the initiative that stands out in my mind is the International Labour Organisation (ILO), I think because at the start of the presentation I thought it would be boring, but it was the complete opposite. The facts that the organisation produced were unreal and I hadn’t realised that child labour was as bad and as real a problem as it actually is.
I found the trip to the UN in Geneva an incredibly valuable experience. Learning about issues and information that isn’t available to most people was both very interesting and mentally stimulating. I feel as though I can actually make a difference with the knowledge I have attained, along with knowing a lot more about the UN operations worldwide. The presentations were thought provoking and really got the message across that things can be done to help those in need. For example, you can feed a child for 10p per day. The sheer scale of help that can be given with so little effort from those in more developed areas is baffling. I plan to explore ways of giving aid in the future. The programme put in place by the Pearson Foundation was great, with a fantastic tour guide, and the ability to explore the UN with little restriction was very enjoyable. Apart from the UN, the city of Geneva is spectacular. Surrounded by mountains, with Mont Blanc in the distance, the serenity of Lake Geneva, the huge branded buildings and a massive fountain, it really is a beautiful city. It is also the most expensive place I have ever seen, with endless top brand shops and huge hotels, and where your average McDonald’s will set you back about £8 in Swiss Francs! I would love to return, but maybe when I’ve got a lot more money to spend. I would like to thank the Pearson Foundation and everyone involved in the organisation of the trip for an experience that very few people receive. Viewing the work that the UN do from the inside was utterly eye-opening and gives me an advantage when applying for jobs and universities in the future, with knowledge that very few other people have been able to acquire. Sam Goldsworthy (13Ramsden)
Now back in England, I am keen to let others know about what is going on in the developing world. To help these causes I am willing to organise fund raising activities to help others. Finally I would like to thank Mr Mapletoft, Ms George (from the Armthorpe School) and Ms Johnson (from Sir Thomas Wharton’s) for their help in Geneva and taking time away from their families during the half-term break. Josh Walker (13Martin)
Over the top The following day took us south to the Somme region of France. En route, we visited the Canadian memorial and trench site at Vimy Ridge, with its preserved trenches and visitor centre. On the Somme itself we visited the Beaumont Hamel battleﬁeld, as well as the British memorial at Thiepval. We also visited the crater Our accommodation was to be in Gravelines, just at Lochnagar created by a huge mine which the British detonated on the ﬁrst day of the Battle of the Somme outside of Dunkirk. in 1916. Oddly, we even managed to ﬁt in a visit to The ﬁrst full day of visiting sites was spent in and around MacDonalds, before heading back. Ypres, which is in Belgium. Huge numbers of British and Commonwealth soldiers lost their lives defending the Our ﬁnal day involved a visit to the beaches of Dunkirk city. We were able to visit the Flanders Fields Museum and a shopping centre – French style. Exhausted we to give an overview of the war in the Belgian sector. arrived back at Trinity in time for a well earned rest We also visited the “Trench of Death” as well as the and time to consider a worthwhile and enjoyable study huge British cemetery at Tyne Cot. Only by seeing visit. the terrain for ourselves could we achieve some sort of perspective as to the scale of the ﬁghting. In Grateful thanks to Mrs Prior, Miss Austen and Mr the evening, Trinity students took part in the Stockey. Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate in Ypres, where the names of 56,000 Mr Thorpe British and Commonwealth soldiers Head of History are engraved into the monument. This moving ceremony takes place every night at 8.00pm. The History Department visit to the Battleﬁelds of World War One took place in October 2010. Due to popular request, we did not travel overnight, meaning that all would be rested for two days of serious investigation into the First World War.
Under-undergraduates Live at Leeds : Careers and MFL at Leeds University
On the 10th November 23 of our Gifted and Talented students from Year 9, along with pupils from the Armthorpe School and De Warenne Academy, went to Leeds University to further explore languages from around the world for the day. There was a morning and an afternoon workshop, with the pupils split into two groups and swapping over at lunch time. The ﬁrst activity was a taster session in a language that they had not come across before: the Trinity students were learning Japanese! Rebecca Leng reports, “We learned about simple words such as hello (konnichiwa) and goodbye (sayounara), and then we learned about different sports at the Olympics. It was really interesting.” Mazi Fitzpatrick adds,“We found out later on that the Japanese teacher originally came from Moorends and had attended Thorne Grammar School. After living in Japan for four years and marrying a Japanese man, she came back and now lives in Hatﬁeld!” Also in this workshop, students looked around ‘The Edge’, the university ﬁtness suite, and when they came back they had to design a simple poster to advertise ‘The Edge’ to foreign students at the university. “It was an amazing place; their gym was as big as the whole of Trinity! We were quite impressed that a lot of their ‘high-tech’ machines were the same as the ones Trinity has just bought for our own ﬁtness suite! It just shows how up to date our school is,” says Abbie Tomlinson.
In the other session, the pupils were given a task to do that they would have to present to the rest of the group at the end. They were in groups of four or ﬁve and had to design an English product that would be sold in either France or Germany (depending which group they were in). They then had to ‘call’ the French/ German company which would be selling the product, and make a presentation to them (in their own language, of course) persuading them to buy it. Each group worked with a French or German student who helped them out. It was a lot of fun and deﬁnitely challenging! It was a really terriﬁc day. A lot of students are now considering taking languages at GCSE level or higher, and many more are thinking about going to university after seeing and experiencing it for themselves. It was a great opportunity and all the students that went are very grateful to the people at Leeds University who ran it. Of course, a big thank you to Miss Claringbold (Languages) and Miss Oates (Careers) for staying with us throughout the day – and even putting up with Abigail Riddle’s singing on the bus home! Reported by Abbie Tomlinson (9Dixey), Mazi Fitzpatrick (9Robson) and Rebecca Leng (9Robson). 13
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As a witness to The Light Dear Students
having been independent of the British Empire since 1964.
A short letter to wish you ‘farewell’ and to say a little something about my new school in Africa. My family and I have been offered a fantastic opportunity to work there for the next two years. My wife will be a Music teacher and I will be Head of Science; our children will become students in the school.
It is a poor country: the average wage is $395 per year compared to $39,000 in the United Kingdom, so people struggle to buy everything they need. There is also a real problem with diseases like AIDS and malaria. There are some dangerous animals, like the black mamba and now and again some big predators I will really miss the students at Trinity, the fantastic like lions and leopards wander into the forests near the premises and the Yorkshire sense of humour. It’s been school. So we’ll be staying alert! a real honour to work here for the last ﬁve years. Please keep working hard and doing so well in your However Zambia has enormous potential: the wildlife exams and extra-curricular events. We wish you every and scenery are fantastic and Zambia is becoming a success in the future. popular destination for Safari holidays. Victoria Falls (the world’s biggest) are located on the border of Zambia However the opportunity to work in Africa is too and Zimbabwe. Zambia also has lots of mineral wealth good to miss. The school is called ‘Chengelo’ and is (copper mines), and there are great opportunities to located in a rural area about 4 hours, or 200 miles, export farm produce to the rest of the world. from the capital city of Lusaka. The roads can be quite dangerous, so we’ll have to drive very carefully! The mission of Chengelo School is to provide the highest possible quality of education for young Zambian It has a lot of connections with Trinity Academy and students. It is hoped that one day these students will Emmanuel College: Mr Richardson, Mr Cowling and become the future leaders of churches, businesses, two teachers from Emmanuel College worked at schools and government. These students will be able Chengelo before coming to Thorne and Gateshead. to help Zambia reach its potential and provide a bright future for its people. Chengelo has a Christian ethos like Trinity Academy, but it is a boarding school with about 400 students, This is a very exciting and somewhat daunting challenge. 100 of these being in the primary part of the school. We know that God will be with us as we step out in Students have to pay fees to attend, so they all work faith to serve at Chengelo School. We will be staying very hard to do their best because they don’t want to in touch with friends and colleagues from Trinity. We waste their parents’ hard earned wages. look forward to hearing about your future successes. Zambia was once called Northern Rhodesia; it is in All the best for the future. Southern Africa just 15° south of the equator, so it is hot most of the year. It is part of the Commonwealth, Mr Bourn 115 5
South Yorks Schools - sorted! Following a football trial at Balby Carr Sports College, the students who were successful were invited to a second trial, then from this trial a squad was selected to play for South Yorkshire School Boys. No fewer than seven Trinity boys were selected for the U18s and U16s squads. Since this selection the squads have played games against Shefﬁeld & Durham.
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(l-r): Jonathan Bower (12Harrison), Callum Tiffany (11Cooper), Lee Lawson (12Robotham), Robbie Spence (11Porter), Owen Colwill (13Martin), Gavin Wales (12Fenton-Coopland), Thomas Clark (11Booth)
Up and coming? Four young men, including three Trinity students, are taking their music to new levels by gigging locally and releasing their second EP. Formed in March 2010 by Aidan Harbottle (11Foster), Joe Phillips (11Ledwood) and Peter Bird (12Howlett), No Need For Parachutes began by covering punk rock songs. They released their ﬁrst EP, also entitled ‘No Need For Parachutes’, with Ebony Clay (12Hall) on piano, on the day of their ﬁrst gig at the Trinity Academy Summer Fair. Glen Blinkhorn then joined the band with Joe moving to bass guitar and Aidan to guitar. No Need For Parachutes played two gigs in the park over the summer, one at the Thorne Summer Fair and a headlining gig on Thorne Moorends Community Radio. Their second EP, ‘Jumping From Planes’, recorded and released at the Delves Gala, was released on October 9th. The band is now in the process of writing new material. They are available for gigs. Watch the skies…
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