We consider our welfare team to be the best!!
All are musicians and were students on the courses in their younger days.
They know the ingredients that make our courses a success for all ages.
Having split his childhood between Beauchamp House, GAM and Westbury-on-Severn Rugby Club, Richard now thinks a
career in music is more likely and intends to stick by that decision; with a Music degree from Royal
Holloway already under his belt he will be embarking on a Masters course with his 'cello at the Royal
College of Music in September.
Richard would like to make a habit of playing music on big boats around the world to satisfy his 'Shuffle' addiction, whilst saving time for rounders and handstands. This will be Richard's second year of Welfaring at GAM and having enjoyed many courses as a student he knows the game well and will do all he can to make this year's courses as memorable as the ones past.
Elsie first came to Beauchamp when she was 13, and returned for several years to take part in both
the Music Theatre and Jazz courses as a flutist and general fancy dress enthusiast.
After studying Biology in Canada for a year, she is determined to bring the well-known North American
sport ‘Quidditch’ to Beauchamp.
She likes sharing animal facts, cheese jokes, and banana cupcakes.
Will has been coming to Beauchamp since he was 10.
Since then, he's been away to Nottingham University, where all of the good work that Beauchamp House had done over the
years for his cello playing was gradually and systematically undone.
He's spent the last year attempting to become a grown-up. This year, he plans to make it past the first round of either the Slam or the Table-Tennis tournaments, but still maintains that it's the taking part, and not the winning that counts.
Will is afraid of rabbits and toenails. He was dropped on his head as a baby.
Carwyn first joined Beauchamp House when he was 7 years old, and has been lucky enough to travel to Switzerland
and Australia to play his violin and piano with GAM.
He was a member of Prima Corda, and attended the Beauchamp House International residential courses each summer
right up until departing to study Medicine at Oxford University.
He is a keen sportsman and ranks competing in a Beauchamp mini-Olympics as his proudest sporting moment to date.
I began learning the violin at the age of four at Gloucester Academy of Music.
I am currently studying at the Royal Northern College of Music and love every minute.
Before coming to Manchester I led the Gloucestershire Youth Orchestra and Gloucester Academy of Music’s advanced string group, Prima Corda. I also worked as a volunteer at Gloucester Academy of Music (GAM) on Saturday mornings, teaching violin and music theory to under 11’s and supervising both the junior and intermediate orchestras.
I’ve been on Beauchamp House summer courses since the age of 8 and have thoroughly enjoyed them all. I can’t wait to finally become part of the welfare team!
Alex first came to Beauchamp aged 13 to play the trumpet and has been almost too jazzy ever since.
He went to Reading University to study Biochemistry and now tests poo for a living.
He likes elderflower cordial and his slippers.'
Tom is a drummer and has enjoyed many MAD and Jazz courses at Beauchamp.
He is very much looking forward to another year on the Welfare team and hopes you
will enjoy the courses as much as he did!
After a gap year of volunteering and travelling in West Africa, Tom has now completed 3 years of fancy dress, little sleep, silly games (and a bit of Medicine) at Newcastle University. He feels this is ideal preparation for joining the welfare team. Tom plays Ultimate Frisbee for the Uni team ‘Too Many Pies’ and is forever indebted to Beauchamp courses for originally introducing him to the sport. He can easily be identified by his omnipresent bright orange Frisbee. Despite valiant efforts, Tom is awful at Slam so please don’t embarrass him!
Beauchamp House is where Emily’s love for music began.
She started playing the trumpet here when she was 8 years old and, whilst attending the music school every Saturday, was
introduced to the residential courses.
She started with the weekend singing course, then the junior orchestra, intermediate orchestra and then the Jazz course which she has
attended 5 times.
Since finishing her A-levels last summer she has been taking a gap year and is going to The University of Birmingham to study physiotherapy in September.&nbps; From January to April 2009 she was living in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, where she was volunteering at an orphanage and a sanctuary for street children. She is currently working at a children’s day nursery experiencing ‘dressing up’, baking and ‘messy play’ on a daily basis... which in all honesty she loves!
As well as playing the trumpet and piano, she has always liked a bit of karaoke and prides herself at always being the worst act up there! Emily is a keen sportswoman. She not only likes the ‘normal’ sports, but enjoys Ultimate Frisbee, Sumo wrestling and human chess.
This will be Emily’s second time as a member of the welfare team. She loves working with children and is very much looking forward to experiencing what she has put so many welfare staff members through in previous years!!!
Aislinn first came to Beauchamp when she was four and started learning the ‘cello, many years and countless numbers of tantrums about
learning scales later, she is now studying Dentistry at the University of Bristol.
She has a strange obsession with juice, is unnecessarily protective over her beloved frying pan and her favourite fruit is a peach. She has earned the nickname ‘Chimp’ due to her love of using the world as a giant climbing frame and her ability to open doors with her feet.
Although now 19 years old, she is still afraid of the dark.
Fun, fun, fun...!!!
During Beauchamp weeks everyone works hard to improve their musicianship and performance skills and enjoys
making great music, but we know how to let our hair down too...!!!
Here are some of the photos of our moments of 'relaxation'.