‘Fosbrooks’ has been in existence for over thirty years, educating the children of Stockport (U.K). in traditional song, music and dance. The children are taught through a remarkable technique of peer teaching, progressing through from beginners to intermediate and advanced ensembles, learning most of the repertoire by ear and from each other, and performing concerts without music. These ensembles have been invited to perform at professional folk music festivals across the UK and overseas. The organisation is highly regarded as a medium for education in English folk tradition.
The Foundation and Fosbrooks have collaborated over many years and have supported each other through hosting a range of Fundraisers. We share similar values and wanted to continue the work of celebrating the achievements of inspirational children through music. Cementing this partnership is the creation of a new award, which will prove to be a fitting legacy to aspiring children who excel in music but just as importantly, make a positive contribution to the wider community.
The Kamla Foundation Trophy will be awarded each year to a student who has raised their own level of achievement through hard work and application, across a range of disciplines as well as being aware that they have responsibility for the community.
Olivia Brown has been a committed member of the Fosbrooks and attended most rehearsals. She has also studied classical piano and violin as well as music theory. She is a kind and helpful girl who is considerate and helps and encourages less able members. We are delighted to announce that she is the worthy recipient of the Kamla Foundation Trophy for 2018.