Last Wednesday, our GCSE musicians and a number of our talented Year 8 pupils took part in a day-long
songwriting workshop, which was led by Hannah Jane Lewis.
Hannah is a singer/songwriter from Surrey. Since graduating from New York’s Tisch School of the Arts,
with a first degree in Drama and English, Hannah has recently signed a record deal with Polydor
Records and is due to release her first album early next year. She has supported both Rita Ora and Jess
Glynne on tour, which were huge opportunities to showcase her music to big audiences. Hannah
inspires fans to believe in themselves and follow their dreams, and is a contemporary muse to young
The first part of the day consisted of everyone brainstorming ideas for writing lyrics, followed by
actually composing their own songs. The day finished with all pupils performing what they had created
in the theatre. It was a brilliant day which was thoroughly enjoyed by all the participating pupils.