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Come and Play

It was great to see so much enthusiasm for our Come and Play morning when juniors and lower seniors had the chance to get up close and personal to a range of musical instruments. We were immensely grateful to some of our instrumental teachers who kindly gave up their morning to put our students through their paces on flute, violin, trombone, trumpet and tenor horn. A lot of natural talent was unearthed by their expertise and coaching so we look forward very much to some of this bearing fruit. You can view some pictures from the morning below:

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Come & Play Day

There was a real buzz across the Junior School for the Come & Play Day when children had the opportunity to get up close and personal to a range of musical instruments. Our team of visiting instrumental teachers led small group workshop sessions on guitar, flute, clarinet, sax, drums, violin, cello and electric guitar. Even some staff couldn’t resist the chance to have a go!

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Summer Arts Celebration

One of the high points of the summer term – an evening of music, drama and art held in Emmanuel United Reformed Church involving Infants, Juniors and Seniors, as well as staff and parents. There was a wide range of solos and group performances, as well as a preview of the Year 5 & 6 production of Macbeth and appearances from Minstrels and Sancton Wood Singers.

Summer Term Highlights

The term began with an inspiring electric guitar demo from our new visiting instrumental teacher, Neil Cowlan:

Year 7 were¬†working on call and response melodies over a repeating chord pattern. Here are some of their renditions of ‘Mr Bean’s Tune’:

Year 8 looked at theme & variation and they came up with some lovely alternative takes on well known melodies such as Happy birthday and Twinkle, twinkle little star.