DLD Winter Concert celebrates students’ success

Posted on 11th Jan 2019 in School News, Music, Events

DLD College London was awash with joy recently as gifted performers showcased an impressive array of talent during the annual Winter Concert.

Students took to the stage at the Westminster Bridge-based school to delight and entertain the audience, whilst also celebrating their successes and achievements. Family and friends gathered together for the yearly show, which was themed ‘The Road to Wellbeing’, continuing the pioneering work that the school is doing on the wellbeing of staff and students.

Master of ceremonies Dr Michael Brett welcomed the college’s guests before the DLD Band opened the show with remarkable renditions of the classic songs, ‘Come Together’ and ‘Take Me Home, Country Roads’. Throughout the concert, the atrium was filled with entertainment from singers and pianists, including spirited solo performances and duets.

Fresh from their performance, each act was interviewed by BTEC Creative Media student Emily Keogh, who conducted the interviews for DLD TV (the college’s live video stream) which was being broadcast all over the world.

In recognition of student achievement, a number of acknowledgments were made; members of the DLD cohort who have contributed to the many of the co-curricular activities on offer at the school were highly praised. College peer mentors were commended whilst DLD FC was awarded for winning the London League this term.

The principal at DLD College London, Irfan Latif, commented: ‘The Concert was a wonderful occasion and it was a real pleasure to see so many parents and friends of the college in attendance. We are a community and a family which is what makes our college so special. Our students at DLD are remarkably talented, and it is a proud moment for parents and staff to see them rewarded for their outstanding efforts this term. I feel humbled and proud of how much has been achieved in such a short space of time this term.

‘It was incredible to see the level of engagement, participation and most importantly, the sheer enjoyment of students. The breadth and depth of musical talent at DLD is strong and the quality of music in a school reflects its ethos, spirit and creativity; and I know that under the stewardship of Peter, our Head of Creative Arts, music will continue to go from strength to strength at College.’

DLD College London is housed in highly contemporary, purpose-built premises in the heart of London, on 199 Westminster Bridge Road, overlooking the Palace of Westminster and the River Thames.

The college offers students the chance to study a wide range and flexible combination of A levels, BTEC courses, International Foundation Programmes (IFP) and GCSEs.

As part of the Alpha Plus Group, DLD College provides a 'gold standard' of educational quality. Classes are small, enabling students and teachers to focus upon the most effective ways of learning and to provide them with the highest levels of pastoral care.

To find out more about DLD College London go to www.dldcollege.co.uk