Star Student: Joe, Year 7

This week’s Star Student is drummer Joe Broughton, nominated by Music Teacher Mr Jones.

Joe, who has been playing drums since he was just 6 having received a kit for Christmas, has achieved his Grade 5, which is an incredible achievement for his age.

Mr Jones said: “Your average Year 7 would join us on a Grade 2 or a Grade 3, so to be a Grade 5 at his age is a big deal. And if he’s playing at Distinction level then these pieces could even be easy for him – so Grade 6 is just round the corner. He’s doing really well.

Joe said: “I really enjoy the drums – I can’t say why but I find it really relaxing. In the future I’d love to play at the Royal Albert Hall with an Orchestra so I’m going to keep working towards that.”