Guitarist visits Middle School

Tuesday 28th February
On Tuesday this week Middle School pupils were treated to a range of music from Mark Runciman when he visited to play to them and talk about how engaging in Maths, Science and Languages can lead to a range of possibilities in life. Mark has graduated from Strathclyde University as a Master of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering with International studies and he explained to the pupils how he had designed and made his own guitar as well as how some of the electronics worked to allow him to play a wide range of sounds. Pupils made some very interesting requests; ACDC, Led Zepplin, David Bowie, Dire Straits and Queen being just a few; and Mark played as many as he could remember as well as some of his own music and some Spanish songs in which he was accompanied by his girlfriend, Ana. The pupils asked loads of very thought-provoking questions and also challenged Mark to play his guitar behind his back and with his teeth – the latter NOT being recommended! A huge thank you to both Mark and Ana for giving up their time and filling young minds with ideas of the opportunities available to them.

form 5 runciman 

Mrs Runciman

Jules Birdsall, 02/03/2017