STUDENTS enjoyed a day of music when a leading conductor visited St Rose's School, writes Alice Bishop.

Rock and roll and jazz were just some of the genres of music explored by pupils during a workshop with John Lubbock, founder and conductor of The Orchestra of St John's and founder of charity Music for Autism.

They even wrote their own song called Out in Space after researching songs about space by the likes of Kylie Minogue, David Bowie and The Police.

The workshop on Thursday, June 13, was held to launch a series of concerts from the OSJ at the Subscription Rooms this autumn.

Musicians will visit the school again before performing a concert for children in the afternoon followed by an evening concert.

In September a piano trio will perform, in November there will be a concert by three of the OSJ's young performers and in December the full orchestra will put on a show.

More details will be available nearer the time at