Pulling strings for guitar club at village school

Pupils welcome an anonymous donation of guitars at Gosberton House School.  Photo by Tim Wilson.
Pupils welcome an anonymous donation of guitars at Gosberton House School. Photo by Tim Wilson.

A future generation of guitarists to follow Eric Clapton, Brian May of Queen and Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits could be coming from Gosberton House School.

The way has been cleared for new musical talent to come through at the specialist primary school for children with learning and sensory needs after an anonymous donor provided nine new guitars for use by members of Gosberton House School Music Club.

The donation was made anonymously by a resident in Gosberton it’s had a fantastic impact on us as every club member now has full use of a guitar throughout their sessions

Teaching assistant Lee Pearson

Pupils have been able to learn about different guitar types, styles and playing techniques, giving youngsters a renewed enthusiasm for playing the instrument.

Teaching assistant Lee Pearson said: “The donation was made anonymously by a resident in the Gosberton community on the basis that we would respect their anonymity.

“We would like to say a very big thank you from everyone at the school’s guitar club because the donation has had a fantastic impact on us.

“Every club member now has full use of a guitar throughout their sessions.”