Children experience the Samba Rhythm!

Children from each of the Dawlish Learning Partnership Primary and Special Schools  experienced the Samba rhythm when they joined together to take part in two Samba workshops.

The drumming workshops which were led by Miss Faye Hill, a teacher at Ratcliffe School, are part of the DLP learning initiatives programme which gives children the opportunity to work together with their peers from other schools.  Both the workshops were also attended by a member of staff from each school as part of the DLP Continuing Professional Development.

Students from Westcliff, Gatehouse, Cockwood, Ratcliffe and Oaklands Park Schools joined together at Dawlish Community College on Tuesday afternoon to create a Samba band producing some fantastic rhythms.  The workshop culminated in an outside performance watched by Dawlish Community College students and staff.

The second workshop took place on Wednesday morning at Kenn Primary School where pupils from Kenn, Kenton, Exminster and Starcross Schools joined together to create a second band again producing some amazing Samba drumming!  This group finished with a performance to the whole of Kenn School.

Miss Hill who led the workshop said,

“It was so lovely to see students from different schools performing and being musicians together as well as give the groups an opportunity to perform to the rest of the school, a routine that they picked up in 2 hours.  I was amazed at the high levels of concentration and effort each student put in.  I hope that these performances inspired and motivated audience members to give it a try, as well as open their mind and ears to a style of music they may have never heard before.  I’m really excited about the potential opportunities that we can offer students from all our schools within the Partnership and I cannot wait to do it again!”

Congratulations to all the children who took part in the workshops and produced some fantastic rhythms in a very short space of time!

We hope that the children will be able to continue to develop their drumming skills as we plan to set up a DLP Samba band, which will then perform at our sports and performing arts Olympic themed event planned for the Summer Term.

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