MUSICALLY-minded pupils will have the space to hit the high notes after having a classroom converted into a live music room.
The chairs, desks and blackboards have disappeared from a room at North Leamington School (NLS) and in their place a stage, sound desk, professional lighting and smoke machine have been installed.
The conversion has been made possible thanks to a £10,000 donation from music education charity the EMI Music Sound Foundation. It follows a successful bid by the school, which had to explain how the money would be used.
Victoria Harris, school head of music, said: “In September the music department secured a successful bid with the EMI foundation. Since then we have been ordering new equipment and turning one of the old classrooms into a professional live performance space.
“The money has allowed the music department to buy many things and the live performance room is being used in lessons, afterschool clubs and events for performance and technical pupils.”