There was something of a hullabaloo in Prep before half term as children from all year groups came to take part in our instrumental taster sessions. Guided by Mrs Kelly (wife of our RE teacher Mr Kelly, mum of Ruby and Tom…..and multi talented musician), the children tried out trumpets, clarinets, flutes, saxophones and recorders with a view to finding the instrument which suited them best.
Enthusiastic as always, the children surprised themselves by how easily they were able to make a note and by how much fun the process was! Even our Reception children were able to play a tune on the saxophone! As a result of the sessions, many children have signed up for instrumental workshops with Mrs Kelly. Over the next few weeks they will get to grips with the basics on their chosen instrument and begin to enjoy their first taste of ensemble playing. We are all so excited and also very grateful for the help Mrs Kelly is giving us.
Can you help?
We have a handful of instruments in school that we are able to loan the children – but not enough! Do you have a musical instrument lurking in a dark cupboard that we might be able to put to good use? We would be very grateful for any brass or woodwind instruments and know that the children would make them feel loved and wanted! Thank you in anticipation.