Priory Road has been alive with the sound of music these past few days as children at St George’s school have thrown themselves into Music Week with gusto.
To kick off Music Week with a bang (quite literally!) Mr Marshall, the school’s resident drum and piano teacher came to give the children a drum workshop, teaching them about the different parts of the kit, wowing them with a demo and even letting a few lucky volunteers come up and have a go.
Everyone had great fun taking part in activities throughout the week, including decorating trumpets, free percussion sessions and musical listening games for Reception, tambourine making for Year One, and rhythm workshops as well as an Orchestra Super Quiz for Years 1-6. Children learned to read, play and perform notated rhythms at varying levels and explored in depth the different sections and instruments in the orchestra. They had the opportunity to watch and listen to performances on the interactive whiteboard ranging from ‘The Flight of the Bumblebee’ played by two flutes, to Pharell Williams’ ‘Happy’ on the trombone, to an incredible rendition of ‘Hedwig’s Theme’ from ‘Harry Potter’ played by The London Symphony Orchestra.
The event culminated in a poster competition for children to design a Music Week poster, illustrating their favourite musical activities and things that they learned over the course of the week. The winning design (shown below) was a beautiful poster created by Esther in Year Two.