On Monday 10th March, 14 gifted and talented musicians from The Ilfracombe Academy travelled to the BBC Hoddinott Hall on the site of the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff to take part in the highly acclaimed Inspire Composer Labs with members of the Welsh National Orchestra. The Composer Labs offer young composers the opportunity to work alongside leading composers and professional orchestral musicians in a day of musical discovery. Our students certainly made the best of the opportunity. After some warm up activities and analysis of some musical pieces the budding composers worked on creating their own scores. During the process they were supported by the professional musicians from the Welsh National Orchestra who willingly advised and then performed the student’s finished pieces.