Sounds of Africa come to school with drumming workshop

Children were encouraged to make a real racket in class – all in the name of learning about another culture.

The school pupils were in an upbeat musical mood when they took part in a high energy African drumming workshop run by the Education Group. The children used traditional djembe drums to create sounds and music from the African continent, to help them learn about another culture and experience a feeling of unity as part of a drum circle.

Year 5 pupil Naila Gajia said:

“It was so much fun banging the drums and learning about rhythm and percussion.”

Assistant Headteacher   Manzurul Mannan said:

“The children were very enthusiastic about the African drumming workshop and they thoroughly enjoyed the experience of working together to create a piece of music using nothing but percussion. They used drums of different sizes and explored how size has an impact on the sounds produced.”

Feel the beat: Pupils from The Olive School, Hackney enjoyed an African drumming workshop.

Added By: tetadmin | Date Added: 9th Jan 2019 | Posted In:

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