Year 13 student secures job in music department

Mikey, part of the school's founding cohort, is now working on a part time basis in the music department


A year 13 student who was part of Bolingbroke's founding cohort has just secured a part-time job in the school's music department.

Mikey, who studied music at A level, along with biology and history, has just started working on a part-time basis for 12 hours a week until the end of the 2020 summer term. He is also a keen drummer, and plays in his band, Verge of Frenzy. 

We caught up with him to find out all about his new role, his plans for the future, and his memories of Bolingbroke.

Mikey, centre, with some of his Year 13 friends

What is your job and what does it entail?

I am a music technician, which involves things like keeping the department tidy, ensuring everything is where it should be, assisting some of the younger years with performance recordings and compositions, and helping out on concert days.

What do you like most about it?

The best thing about it is continuing to be around the music department after finishing exams. I know the department and everyone involved with it pretty well, so it’s a much more natural transition than finding another job in the outside world.

What are your plans for the rest of the summer - and beyond? Are you going to take a gap year, and if so what do you plan to do?

For the rest of the summer, I’m going to take it easy. I am taking a gap year, during which I’ll be working here and perhaps looking for university courses, if I decide I want to go.

Long term, what are your plans - do they include college or university, and what career would you ultimately like to follow?

I know what I want to do ultimately, but my problem is how I get there. I’m not particularly keen on the idea of going to university (although that may change), but I do know that I want to be a sports writer eventually.

And finally, your best memories of Bolingbroke. What will you most miss about school?

I don’t have one best memory, but I’ve really enjoyed being a part of all the concerts and shows, as well as playing for the football and cricket teams. I’ll miss being around people that I’ve been with pretty much daily for the last 14-15 years in some instances, and it’s going to be weird not having to worry about what homework I’ve not done on a Sunday evening. Not that I’ll miss that necessarily!