Remarkable students in national orchestra and choir

Incredible Worle student who has performed in front of Royals and the Lord Mayor London has now been selected for the prestigious National Orchestra.

Tessa Ratcliffe, aged 14 of Worle Community School Academy is over the moon after being selected to play her saxophone for the National Youth Wind Orchestra – at the youngest possible age.

She is the second WCSA student to achieve a national accolade in recent months with Arley Hobden, aged 12, winning a place in the National Youth Choir late last year.

The National Youth Wind Orchestra of Great Britain consists of around 75 young musicians aged 14 to 21.

Tessa, who was a pupil at St Mark’s Primary School, has been playing the Saxophone for five years and achieved the very rare Grade 8 Distinction before Christmas.

Principal Jacqui Scott said: “Both Tessa and Arley are clearly huge talents who have achieved so much already in their musical careers. Our whole school community is very proud of them both.”