Congratulations go to Daisy Groseley who has been awarded the CMST Pupil of The Month Award for April, 2018.

Daisy is an aspiring young Flautist who has been a successful product of the First Access programme. Originally learning clarinet through whole class ensemble teaching, funded by Arts Council England via CMEH, this fully funded initiative has given Daisy the experience and enthused her to carry on learning with Verena Watkiss. Further details about this funded delivery can be found at:

Mrs Watkiss had some wonderful things about Daisy in support of her nomination.“Daisy started learning flute with me in year 2 and has always been very enthusiastic in her lessons and playing. She has always been a quiet girl, but listens well to advice and takes this on board in her playing.”

“Since learning clarinet in her class first access sessions, she has now joined our Helston next steps ensemble. Since joining this ensemble, Daisy’s playing skills have improved, and her confidence as grown immensely. I am excited that Daisy will be playing at the Wall music festival later this term with the ensemble, and as a soloist.”

Mrs Watkiss summed up by saying “Daisy is a real pleasure to teach, and is always happy to get involved with school and local events. It was great to see her perform in the school music concert, and the Cornwall Flute Festival at the end of last term.”

Gareth Churcher, Head of Service for CMST, said “It’s great to see the results of the First Access delivery model producing young musicians such as Daisy. This is testament to the commitment of both the teacher and pupil. Encouraging and enthusing pupils at an early stage is so important and the engagement of the pupil is imperative.”

“Well done Daisy on achieving this amazing award, you now join a special group of children that have been acknowledged for their super hard work and commitment. Keep up the good work!”