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African Drumming

The school was rocking to the sound of African drums on Friday!

 

We were very pleased to welcome Keba to teach us how to play African drums. All of the children got to have a go on the African drums, from the youngest reception child to year 6 - and even some staff got in on the action!

 

Class 1 played rhythm games and practised simple call and responses. Classes 2 and 3 spent time learning some drumming patterns and learning to put different rhythms together. Class 3 took this on to include learning patterns for starting, stopping and changing rhythm and speed.

 

At the end of the day the children all came together to share what they had learnt and perform together.

 

The children had a fantastic day, and it was a great extension of Class 2's Africa topic. A huge thank you to Rutland Music Hub for their support in this activity, and in particular to Keba for sharing his expertise.

 

 

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