We were so proud of our whole school on Thursday morning. All the children and staff travelled to Castle Donington college to take part in the Rotary club music festival.
As a school we are always inclusive, and all our children take part in this event, it showcases what we do in whole class music and each class performed to an audience and were amazing.
Year 5 and 6 have been working on scratching skills using turntables, creating their own rhythms and accompanying rap to perform alongside this, children performed the rap or accompanied using scratching techniques. The whole composition was fabulous, and the children incorporated lots of our route to resilience words into their rap.
Year 3 and 4 composed a drumming rhythm which they performed using buckets as drums - we have previously done chair drumming. They kept the rhythm and beat going in time with each other and were also fabulous performers.
Year 1 and 2 and EYFS children performed a song about travelling, sang beautifully, in time and with actions in the right places. They too were incredibly brave to stand up in front of an audience and perform.
We finished off our incredible musical event with the whole school singing a South African song, this had some children delivering solos in the song and it was very moving and emotional to listen to all of the children singing so beautifully.
We may not have won the trophy but we certainly showed how much our whole school has progressed in their music performance, composition and sheer enjoyment of being part of something that is not just about individual talents.
We are unable to publish any pictures because of safeguarding but we will be trying to work out how we can perform this event to parents and maybe put an audio track on the website.