Springwood Big Band, one of the musical experiences already offered by the trust.

A plea for donations of musical instruments has been made so every school pupil in West Norfolk can have the chance to learn music.

West Norfolk Academies Trust wants people to donate any guitars gathering dust, forgotten French horns or unloved euphoniums which could help young musicians across the borough.

The trust is aiming to bring music tuition to every pupil in the area, irrespective of the school they attend.

Andy Johnson, executive headteacher, said: “We know how important music is and what a difference learning an instrument or joining a choir can make to young people.

“Music provides an outlet for creativity and many studies have shown a correlation between learning an instrument and academic success.”

Pupils learning the flute.

The trust is also hoping for financial donations and support from local businesses or philanthropists which would go towards the project.

King’s Lynn’s Springwood High School, a member of the trust, already offers a range of music options to students and has a number of bands and orchestras and its own Cantabene choir which took part in the Music for Youth Proms at the Royal Albert Hall in November.

With a Big Band, Concert Band and the Springwood Nineties Experience, the range of music on offer is something the trust would like all children to experience.

The trust also offers the Starter Band for children learning woodwind, brass and stringed instruments, which meets at Springwood after school on Mondays.

To donate an instrument or offer financial help, call Sam Simms on 01553 773393.