Year 6 Umbanda drumming
Wednesday 9th September 2020
Year 6 had an amazing time today when they were visited by Peter and Sara from the Umbanda Drumming group. Laden with a whole range of drums and other exciting percussion instruments, the pair set up the hall ready for a day of rhythmic fun! The children learnt lots of different beats, patterns and rhythms and were wonderfully enthusiastic throughout. Peter had also supported across different refugee camps too so he was an ideal candidate to speak to Year 6 about first-hand experiences of refugees and how music can be used to bring people together, regardless of skin colour, religion or ethnicity. And Peter and Sara certainly showed they had the musical ability to bring people together!
Our pupils once again did themselves and Chantry proud, learning a great deal about African culture in the process!