Bathurst High Campus hosts two harp workshops

It’s not every day that public school students get to experience harps.

LEARNING THE ROPES: Year nine students Taylah Muller and Lucinda Begg trying out the harps at the Bathurst High Campus workshop on Friday.

LEARNING THE ROPES: Year nine students Taylah Muller and Lucinda Begg trying out the harps at the Bathurst High Campus workshop on Friday.

In fact, Bathurst High Campus students become the first public school in the Central West to participate in a harp workshop on Friday.

Two workshops were held across the day and English teacher and harp player Bethany Carter said it was a great experience for the students.

TALENT: All Saints' College year four student Imogen Ellis. She is one of Bathurst High Campus teacher Bethany Carter's harp students. Photos: BRADLEY JURD

TALENT: All Saints' College year four student Imogen Ellis. She is one of Bathurst High Campus teacher Bethany Carter's harp students. Photos: BRADLEY JURD

“I work at the conservatorium and I was asked if we could have a workshop at school,” she said.

“I asked the principal to organise it and he was keen to bring it on board. 

“It’s amazing for the children to be able to experience harp, as an instrument, as it’s a free workshop that the school has paid for.” 

In total, 13 harps were in use at the school and 24 students participated across two workshops.

Many students played the harp for the first time.

All Saints’ College student Imogen Ellis, one of Ms Carter’s harp students, also participated in the workshop.