Former Xaverian College student shares journey from classroom to acclaimed spoken-word poet

Xaverian Alumni and award-winning spoken-word poet from Salford, Esther Koch, recently visited the College to catch up with students who meet once a week as part of the Creative Writing Club.

Since leaving Xaverian in 2013, Esther’s career has flourished, and she has achieved numerous accolades. She has produced work for festivals, such as Sounds From The Other City, with her words, she closed the Team GB homecoming ceremony from the Tokyo Olympics at Wembley Stadium in 2021 and has also produced educational content for BBC Bitesize.

Esther spoke about her College journey and her work with Young Identity, alongside sharing writing techniques that have helped her, such as ‘journaling’ and using ‘earworms’, as a starting point for a piece of work, and also encouraged students to use everything around them as a source of inspiration.

Lillian Long, former Flixton Girls School pupil, who is currently studying A Levels in English Language & Literature, Film Studies and History, commented: “Esther’s workshop was incredibly informative! I find her poetry fascinating, and her bubbly personality shines through in her work. It was great to be able to chat to someone who has been a student at Xaverian, and she asked us lots of questions about our experience and took an interest in our creative process.”

When asked about her time at Xaverian, Esther said: “I chose to study at Xaverian because I knew it would help bridge the gap between school and university. I always really enjoyed science in school, so I chose to study A Levels in Chemistry, English Literature and French. French ended up being my favourite subject – I think studying a language is all about communication and I loved learning about etymology. My teachers were incredibly supportive and without their encouragement I wouldn’t have achieved what I have today! They were dedicated to creating opportunities for us to develop outside of the classroom, and my most memorable moments are from activities I did as part of the enrichment programme, such as creative writing workshops and an amazing trip to Paris.”

Esther, who is also an alumni of Young Identity, Manchester’s celebrated spoken-word collective, with whom she collaborates and delivers workshops for young people in the community and within schools, says meeting the Young Identity team while she was a student at Xaverian changed her life.

She continued: “Through my connection with Young Identity, I have been able to launch my career as a spoken-word poet and, alongside releasing my own collections, I get to inspire young people and share my fulfilling experience of becoming a writer. I know I will be writing for the rest of my life. I love that I get to constantly be creative and hopefully in the future I’ll be releasing my very own novel!”

Guy Perry, English Teacher at Xaverian College, said: “Hearing about Esther’s success is truly inspiring, and I’m really pleased that Xaverian has been able to play a part in her success to date.

“Our Creative Writing Club brings together students from across the College who aren’t necessarily studying an English A Level but want to develop their techniques and add to their creative writing talents. It’s just one of the many enrichment opportunities available to our students as part of the ‘Xaverian Xtras’ enrichment programme.”

If you’re passionate about communication, or love to read, then English is a course you’ll find irresistible. At Xaverian, students can choose to study A Levels in English Language, English Literature, or a combined English Language & Literature course. As one of the largest providers of post-16 education in the region, Xaverian College offers an extensive range of A Levels in addition to several BTEC courses.

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Revision

Ready, set, revise!

It’s exam time and we know that it can be stressful. You’ve studied hard and, naturally, you want to do well. To help you stay calm and focused during your exams, we’ve put together our tried and tested revision tips:

  • Start revising as early as possible – We all know how easy it is to put off revising, but the more time you have to prepare, the more likely you are to remember what you have learned. Starting early will also help you avoid any last-minute panics!
  • Create a revision timetable – Plan out the topics for each subject you will be revising and break down the content to create a revision timetable. Why not follow the Pomodoro Technique, which breaks down your study times into 20-30-minute slots and 10-15-minute breaks in between these study periods.
  • Think about your environment – When it comes to revision, be aware of the environment where you study and any distractions that could affect your ability to revise properly and adequately. Before you sit down to revise, think about your surroundings. Are you comfortable? Is it well lit? Are there any noises in the room or is there anything else that will distract you?
  • Take regular breaks – Taking regular breaks and having proper rest are just as important as revising to ensure you are alert and receptive. Make sure you sleep well, for around 7-8 hours every night, eat healthily and take regular exercise.
  • Try different revision methods – Revision techniques include writing notes on flash cards, completing past papers, creating mind maps, working in groups with friends, and recording yourself talking and then playing this back. Finding what works for you involves trial and error, but there are lots of different techniques you can try out. One of our favourites is the Scribble Technique, which is essentially a memory game that encourages you to recall information. This is called retrieval practice, or the Blurting Technique, which is remarkably similar, and can be done on a larger scale when revising a whole topic instead of a subtopic. You could create a prompt sheet that triggers memories of the topic, which you can glance at if you get stuck.
  • Make sure you have a positive attitude to learning – Having a positive attitude lets you relax, remember, focus and absorb information as you learn. In fact, positivity can make it easier to achieve your goals.

Good luck in your exams! Remember… You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes, you can steer yourself in any direction you choose – Dr Seuss

Ameika, Ben, Charlotte, Jacob, Jonathan and Kate

Xaverian’s Pastoral Tutor Team

Influential women take centre stage as Xaverian College celebrates International Women’s Day

Throughout the month of March, Xaverian College has been celebrating International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month with a series of activities led by influential women across Greater Manchester.

Focused on this year’s theme, ‘Inspire Inclusion’, each event has provided staff and students with an opportunity to share their experiences and advice on how to challenge themselves and those around them within their personal and professional lives.

With close links across the community, the College has partnered with numerous talented women to make the celebrations as impactful as possible.

To kick start activities earlier this month, Xaverian Alumni, Nasima Begum, who is now a performance poet, producer, actor and creative practitioner writing about loss, the feminine and spirituality, visited the College to deliver a spoken word workshop.

On 8th March, International Women’s Day, the College came together to raise money for The Pankhurst Trust by wearing purple and green. Students were able to find out about inspirational women related to their subject areas on a ‘Radical Women’s Trail’ and encouraging messages we’re shared on notice boards all around the Campus. During the day, students we’re also joined by Diane Modahl MBE, Head of Inclusion (England Talent Pathways) at Sport England, Cecilla Goodwin, Owner of Winley Ford Solicitors, along with two colleagues Erin Cowley and Sahar Hanford, and Grace Swinnerton, Relationship Director (Healthcare) at NatWest for a series of though-provoking lectures.

Celebrations ended this week with the newly-launched Inspiring Women Awards ceremony, which highlighted female students who have shown incredible resilience, courage, fortitude, leadership, passion and kindness.

Helen Parkin and Marsell Mackintosh, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Co-Leads, said: “At Xaverian College we believe that celebrating International Women’s Day is not just about acknowledging the achievements of women, but also about fostering a culture of equality and empowerment. Here’s to all the women who lead, empower and make a difference, not just today but every day!”
As one of the largest providers of post-16 education in the region, Xaverian College offers an extensive range of A Levels in addition to several BTEC courses. Visit xaverian.ac.uk to find out more.

Xaverian College students secure Oxbridge offers

Nine bright minds from Xaverian College have received offers to study at the University of Oxford and University of Cambridge.

The journey to securing offers from these prestigious universities is rigorous and highly competitive, requiring not only exceptional academic performance but also strong extracurricular involvement and a compelling personal statement.

Among the students receiving offers are aspiring scientists, linguists, historians, and mathematicians, each demonstrating exceptional aptitude and passion in their chosen fields.

Orla Chidgey, former pupil at The Barlow RC High School, is currently studying A Levels in Biology, English Literature and History and has received an offer to study History at the University of Cambridge. She said: “When I first joined Xaverian I aspired to pursue a Degree in Law, however when I joined the Oxbridge Programme, I was quickly encouraged to pursue a subject I was truly passionate about, which led me to History. The College has been really supportive throughout the application process, particularly in arranging lots of mock interviews, as this is one of the most daunting aspects.”

Louis Kidger, who has received an offer to study Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) at the University of Oxford, added: “I am also pursuing a Degree in a subject I love! PPE is a versatile subject which lends itself to numerous careers, which is really exciting and over the next few years I’ll have the opportunity to surround myself with some of the world’s leading minds.”

Diogo Figueiredo, completed his GCSEs at Chorlton High School, before joining the College in September 2022 to study A Levels in Ancient History, Biology and Mathematics, said: “I’ve always known that I wanted to apply to the University of Oxford. I knew that the College would support me, and one aspect that I found really useful was the opportunities they provided for us to get involved with ‘super-curricular’ programmes, as this allowed me to seek advice from experts in my subject of choice. I would encourage anyone interested in Oxbridge to stay curious and to start challenging themselves academically as early as possible.”

All students were part of the College’s specialist ‘Oxbridge Programme’, a unique and tailored programme that prepares students to apply to these universities.

Jenny Ayres, Oxbridge Coordinator, said: “It’s a really exciting time of year, as our students’ offers come in and once again, they have done exceptionally well to secure highly competitive offers on such a diverse range of subjects.

“Our Oxbridge Programme really is like no other! Working in partnership with our careers team and the universities, our students receive bespoke support and excellent opportunities to give them the best possible chance of gaining a place, however our continued success is due to the hard work and academic rigor of our students!”

Tony Knowles, Principal, added: “The College has a long-standing tradition of fostering academic excellence and supporting students in their pursuit of higher education. In recent weeks, hundreds more students at Xaverian have received offers from other top UK universities, including, Durham University, University of St Andrews, The University of Edinburgh, King’s College London, University of Warwick and more.

“I’m incredibly proud of their achievements – a big well done to them, and to our fantastic staff and wonderful families who are supporting them in taking their next steps!”

Other students with offers include:

  • Anree Bektashi-Brown (Home Educated) – University of Oxford, Biology
  • Elsa Vass-De-Zomba (Stretford Grammar School) – University of Oxford, Music
  • Hannah Warburton (Flixton Girls School) – University of Oxford, Modern Languages (German) and Linguistics
  • Jenna Stieger (Glossopdale School) – University of Cambridge, Natural Sciences
  • Livia Boyle (Glossopdale School) – University of Oxford, History
  • Nicholas Youmbi-Youdom (The Barlow RC High School) – University of Oxford, Economics and Management

As one of the largest providers of post-16 education in the region, Xaverian College offers exciting opportunities to over 2800 students. To find out more, visit xaverian.ac.uk – This Is Your Place!

Xaverian College musicians wow judges in local choral competition

The Xaverian Concert choir took part in the prestigious Manchester Amateur Choral Competition at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) on Sunday 3rd March.

The choir, that comprises current and past Xaverian music students, as well students who are improving their music skills through the College’s enrichment programme, competed against experienced and highly-established amateur choirs from across the UK.

The choir impressed the packed auditorium with performances of Turlutte Acadienne Montrealaise by Marie-Claire Saindon, Nunc Dimittis by Paul Smith, Higher Love by Jennings/Winwood with arrangement by Ralf Schmitt.

Ged Marciniak, who conducted the Xaverian choir and who teaches on the College’s Music Technology course, commented: “It was amazing to see our younger students getting the opportunity to experience the pressure of competition and perform to such a high level alongside our more experienced Xaverian Alumni. Many of our students go on to have successful careers working in music and it is experiences such as this that help prepare students for working in the industry.”

A choir from Hertfordshire was announced as the winner, however the Xaverian concert choir received high praise from the internationally-acclaimed judges, who commented on the amazing tone the group produces from singers of such an age.

Noor Kiernan, former Werneth School pupil, currently studying BTEC Music Technology and Sport, alongside A Level Computer Science, said: “It was really interesting seeing other youth and adult choirs and how they perform. Our programme was really diverse and included songs performed in the languages of French, Latin and even some Zulu!”

With the largest sixth form music department in the North of England, Xaverian Music students have endless opportunities to perform live through the academic year. On Wednesday 27th March, they will return to the Royal Northern College of Music for their annual Easter Concert. A highlight within Manchester’s musical calendar, the Easter concert gives students the chance to get on stage and share their talents with the local community. For further information about the Easter Concert, visit xaverian.ac.uk.

As one of the largest providers of post-16 education in the region, Xaverian College offers an extensive range of A Levels in addition to several BTEC courses – This Is Your Place!

A Level Classical Civilisation and Ancient History students ‘greek’ out in Athens

Current Classical Civilisation and Ancient History students have just returned from an action-packed trip to Athens in Greece, where they got the opportunity to see ancient Greek monuments, sample Greek cuisine, see beautiful theatres and visit museums.

Students took park in visits to the Delphi site, Thorikos Rectangular Theatre, Theatre of Dionysus, the Acropolis, Epidaurus Theatre, Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion and many more.

Eloise Smith, who is currently studying A Level Classical Civilisation, English Language and History, said: “There were picturesque views almost everywhere we went and getting to see the ancient sites we’ve learnt about in class was incredible, especially Epidaurus and Delphi!”

Izzie Turner, former pupil at Stockport School, added: “The views from all of the sites were beautiful! We got to explore lots of different cities, but my favourite part of the trip was visiting the Parthenon.”

Louis Kidger, who was recently highly commended in the prestigious Fitzwilliam College Ancient World and Classics Essay Competition, said: “The trip lived up to every expectation and it was an invaluable experience getting to visit so many of the places we often talk about in the classroom. It was also a very socially fulfilling trip, as we got to meet students from other subjects!”

Classical Civilisation and Ancient History Teacher, Will Dearnaley, who accompanied the students on the trip, said: “We’ve had an exciting and fulfilling year in the department. The trip to Athens was the icing on the cake! It was great to see the students enthralled by the beauty of ancient Greece and to see these sights visually bring to life what the students learn in the classroom.

“It was also great to catch up with Xaverian Alumni, Lily Isaac, who was in Athens attending a course on ancient Greek inscriptions. Lily is one of many high-flying students who went on to study a sought-after Degree in Egyptology at the University of Liverpool.”

Earlier in the year, students also visited the British Museum and the University of Warwick to attend the University’s biggest outreach event, Warwick Ancient Drama Festival and Stockport Grammar School to watch Aristophanes’ ‘Birds’, a show first produced in 414 BC.

As one of the largest providers of post-16 education in the region, Xaverian College offers an extensive range of A Levels in addition to several BTEC courses. Visit xaverian.ac.uk to find out more.

Xaverian students impress judges with poise and passion in public speaking competition

Last weekend, Xaverian students Jeffrey Sefa-Sarpong and Liaba Mohammad took part in the annual Catenian Public Speaking Competition.

The competition, which is open to all students aged 16 to 18 years who attend Catholic Schools, brings together the winners from regional competitions held earlier in the year, to present their speech to a panel of judges at the finals in Manchester.

Students were asked to write and deliver a four-minute speech on a subject of their choice, and Liaba had the unenviable task of opening the competition with her speech, ‘Success covers a multitude of blunders’. Liaba commanded the stage with confidence, poise, and maturity and later in the day Jeffrey took to the stage to impress the audience with his speech, ‘Emotional wellbeing, it matters’, and spoke with conviction, passion, and sincerity.

Liaba, former MEA Central student, is currently in her first year of studying A Level Business, Psychology and Sociology at Xaverian. She said: “I have always loved public speaking, I enjoy the thrill of it and the rewards and fulfilment once you’ve delivered something.

“On the lead up to the competition, Miss Mason taught us so many great skills – projection, pace, how to use the space around us, how to address the audience and so much more. This really helped fill me with confidence when it came to the finals.

“I chose to study at Xaverian because of the opportunities Teachers create and the College community – everyone is really enthusiastic about learning, which makes it a great place to be. I am enjoying all of the subjects I study, and they are all helping me gain new skills that I can apply in the real world.”

Jeffery, who also joined the College in September 2023 after completing his GCSEs at Cardinal Langley RC High School, said: “I chose to take part in the competition because I hadn’t done anything similar before and it was completely outside of my comfort zone. I have been able to develop so many new skills and with lots of practice, I was able to deliver an authentic speech in the final, on a fairly abstract topic.

“Before I applied to Xaverian I knew it would be a place where I could develop my sense of character, both personally and academically. I am a very analytic thinker, so I really enjoy studying Maths, Further Maths and Physics and often get ‘oh, that makes sense now’ moments. I’m also studying Philosophy, Ethics and Theology, which compliments my other subjects well, as many scholars approach their theory in the same rational manner that is evident in Maths and Science.”

The judges highly commended both students for their heartfelt and moving compositions. Jeffrey won third place and Liaba was a runner up.

Jen Mason, Assistant Divisional Lead/English Literature Curriculum Leader, commented: “In today’s world it is essential that young people equip themselves with the skills to communicate confidently, clearly and effectively. It was an incredibly close competition, but both students were extremely impressive and inspirational. I am enormously proud of their efforts – they are a real credit to Xaverian.” One of the things that sets Xaverian apart is our commitment to enriching students’ futures outside of the classroom. The Xaverian Xtras Enrichment gives students a chance to get involved in fantastic opportunities that are fun, interesting and educational, and will give them a really fulfilling College experience. To find out more visit xaverian.ac.uk

A Level students immerse themselves in ancient wonders in a series of engaging educational trips

Venturing beyond the confines of textbooks and classrooms, enthusiastic A Level Ancient History and Classical Civilisation students at Xaverian College are on a quest to unravel the mysteries of the ancient world in a series of engaging educational trips.

In the last month, students visited the University of Warwick to attend the University’s biggest outreach event, Warwick Ancient Drama Festival. The festival provides an opportunity for students to experience ancient tragedy whilst enhancing their knowledge to support their GCSE and A Level study and throughout the day students had the opportunity to explore the history of the Persian Wars by listening to range of lectures and watching a live performance of Aeschylus’ ‘The Persians’, a play set in the Persian capital as they lament over the loss of their fleet at Salamis and the arrogance of their King Xerxes. 

Former Stretford High School pupil, Kiranjit Kaur, who joined Xaverian in September 2023 to study A Level Classical Civilisation, History and Sociology, said: “I loved seeing Warwick’s take on Aeschylus’ ‘The Persians’. The actors were incredibly talented, and I loved exploring how the themes of fear and femininity intertwine during the lectures. It was so much fun.”

Later in the week, the students attended a production of an Ancient Greek Comedy, Aristophanes’ ‘Birds’, a show first produced in 414 BC, at Stockport Grammar School. The script was fully updated to explore the theme of climate change and there were really entertaining musical numbers. 

Will Dearnaley, Classical Civilisation and Ancient History Teacher at Xaverian College, commented: “We’re committed to enriching students’ knowledge outside of the classroom and each year, as a department, we create a range of fantastic trips and visits that are fun, interesting and educational, to help give students a really fulfilling College experience.

“In a few weeks, we’ll be travelling to Athens in Greece, where our students will have the opportunity to see ancient Greek monuments and sample Greek cuisine, see beautiful theatres and visit museums.”

Committed not only to enriching the students’ learning experience, Will also places significant importance on his own continuous professional development. Most recently, Will was invited by UK-based charity, Classics for All, to speak at the Ancient History Teachers’ Day at Harrow School about Ancient Roman politics and the role of violence and corruption in the classical world.

Will continued: “It was great to meet up with colleagues to talk about our niche subject and to be surrounded by pictures of famous old Harrovians and even tour their museum of Greek vases. Xaverian has more students following ancient world subjects than any other sixth form in the country, so it was great to share tips and resources with others that will allow me to continue developing our exciting curriculum.”

If you love thinking deeply about the world around us and are fascinated by culture, then Ancient History and Classical Civilisation are courses you’ll find irresistible. Share your observations, opinions and interests, alongside developing essential critical and creative thinking skills. Did you know, many Ancient Historians at Xaverian go on to have medical careers? It is not uncommon to have students studying Biology, Chemistry and Ancient History. Although, some students do pursue the subject at university or go on to Degrees in Archaeology, Anthropology or Egyptology.  

As one of the largest providers of post-16 education in the region, Xaverian College offers an extensive range of A Levels in addition to several BTEC courses.

Students at Stockport Grammar School
Will Dearnaley, Classical Civilisation and Ancient History Teacher

Former Xaverian flying high with dream apprenticeship at Amazon

Jasmine Shum, from the Class of 2023, is a former Xaverian who has launched her career with a Higher Apprenticeship with one of the big-five American technology companies. After completing a BTEC in Business at Xaverian, Jasmine in now applying her knowledge and skills in the workplace with a sought-after Marketing Executive Apprenticeship at Amazon.

Jasmine chose to specialise in business at the college by following the BTEC Extended Diploma which meant she was able study the subject in more depth, and it would give her the breadth of knowledge she needed to take the next step into an apprenticeship. Jasmine said: “The course has given me a fascinating insight into business, and I’ve loved that it involves so many different skills, such as being creative, strategic and innovative etc. Every lesson was different, and I was constantly learning new topics and their application in the real world. My teachers have been so supportive, both academically and personally which has really made all the difference when completing my studies.”

After finishing at Xaverian, Jasmine relocated to the company’s head offices in London to start the apprenticeship and said: “It was a bit daunting at first as there was a lot of change all at once, but I quickly found my feet and settled. It’s been an amazing experience so far and I have learned so much about working in a fast-paced marketing environment. As part of the apprenticeship, I am also studying towards a CIM Certificate in Marketing, which is great as I will gain a qualification and can apply the knowledge I learn to my job role in the company.

“I’ve developed so much both professionally and personally through being an apprentice. For example, I get to pitch my ideas to senior managers, which is amazing when they get accepted and they allow me to implement them as part of the marketing strategy. Being an apprentice has enabled me to work in an environment where I can learn and develop new skills, as well as gain the confidence and support to execute them.”

Jasmine’s role at Amazon involves working within a team to manage content carousels and marketing strategies on the Prime Video storefront. Jasmine commented: “I specifically manage a synergy between my team and the socials team across the UK, Spain and France, and have supported the US team so that they can replicate the synergy in their locale. I also manage my own innovation project which involves working with metadata to improve the quality and performance of our marketing strategies to improve the customer experience.

“Even though I’m so early on in my career and only seven months into my role at Amazon, I have had many valuable experiences including taking part in the ‘Ten Years of Amazon Apprenticeships’ event where I spoke to over 300 students, I supported a ‘Future Leaders’ programme where I mentored pupils from inner city schools, I featured in an ‘AboutAmazon’ article offering advice to aspiring apprentices and I co-presented the Amazon Apprentice Awards.

“I love marketing and, through being an apprentice, I’ve got the opportunity to work on so many exciting projects. The skills and opportunities I’ve had are invaluable and I definitely feel that it’s been better for my career than if I’d gone to university. I now know I’d like to work more specifically in events, socials or public relations in a role where I get to lead campaigns on seasonal and diversity, equality and inclusion themes, as it’s something I’m really passionate about.”

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Up-and-coming musicians strike chords beyond the classroom

Xaverian students have set their sights on success by forming bands and increasing their following on Spotify. The students all attend Xaverian College to study a mix of A Levels and BTEC courses whilst all sharing the burning ambition to be successful in the music industry.

Founded when they were in Year 10 at St Ambrose College by Cole Johnson and Elliott Carson, Crook On The Wall is an up-and-coming indie rock band who recently released their debut single, ‘Imperial Mind’, on October 14th.

Since its release, the single has gained lots of traction on streaming platforms and has featured on Radio X and numerous local radio stations. The band is now preparing to play at their first festival this year and gigs across their hometown of Manchester.

The future looks promising for Crook on the Wall, a young band that originally set out to play covers whilst busking. Now, with aspirations to release a full album in the future, they are putting all of their energy into growing their audience.

Cole commented: “We’re really excited for the future! We’ve all put so much time and effort into making music and are really proud of what we have achieved so far.

“We’re really lucky that Xaverian has been so supportive. We chose to study at the college because of the diverse community and the sense of freedom to find yourself alongside your studies.”

Elliott added: “The Teachers are great! They made the transition between school and College as smooth as possible and have helped us find a nice balance between completing our A Levels whilst still prioritising making music.”

Year 13 students Scarlett Reid and Barnaby Simpson have recently hit 30,000 streams on Spotify for recent releases of their new singles. Releasing music under the name of Scarlett Reid, the pair first met on their Film Studies A Level at the College and realised they both had a passion for performing and writing music.

Scarlett commented: “We quickly realised that I sing, and Barnaby plays the piano, so we spent time having fun together by playing music and it sounded really good. Barnaby wrote a song called ‘Without U’ which we then decided to record and release. The song garnered a surprising amount of attention, with over 10,000 streams on Spotify, which led to us releasing three other songs, including ‘Imprints’ which currently has over 22,000 streams on Spotify.”

Both are hoping to record more songs and continue collaborating and developing their style of music.

Barnaby said: “After Xaverian, I will be taking a gap year to go out into the industry to create connections and record in studios to explore opportunities working with Scarlett and other singers. We are looking at branching out and will be looking to do open mic spots to gain more exposure and hopefully get noticed by the industry. We are also planning to go on the College’s Radio show, Radio X, where we will be interviewed, and they will play some of our songs. We are both really keen to promote ourselves and can’t wait to see what the future holds.”

In an era where young musicians are breaking barriers and challenging norms, Crook on the Wall and Scarlett Reid stand as a testament to the power of creativity and determination. Keep an eye, and ear, out for their next releases and show your support by streaming their music online.