School of Rock

Over 30 Gateacre School students will be taking part in an Industry Day held by local company Adlib Solutions.

Adlib who regularly tour with the likes of The Script, Bob Dylan, Ricky Gervais and Jack Whitehall, will present a unique opportunity for our students to work alongside industry professionals.

The day encourages the development of live engineering and production skills through hands-on experience with regards to lighting and sound. The majority of the students are either studying Music or Drama, with the experience gained from the day being used towards their coursework.

The day begins at 9am with the students helping to unload over half a million pounds worth of lighting and sound equipment, setting it up and then holding soundchecks for the bands due to play at that evenings Bands Night. The bands consisted of Gateacre’s own, plus a headline act. To truly understand the nature of the industry, at the end of the evening the students then had to dismantle all the equipment and load it back onto the vans.

Tickets are £2 and available from reception as well as the Music and Drama Departments.