Drum­ming marathon

The Oban Times - - News -

AN OBAN High School pupil has done a ‘bang up’ job, rais­ing more than £600 for a lo­cal pri­mary school to buy drum­ming equip­ment.

Con­nor Ed­wards, 17, or­gan­ised the ‘drum­ming marathon’ at Oban’s St Columba’s Pri­mary School for his Learn­ing Path­ways project, part of a school work place­ment.

The sixth-year pupil, who lives in Oban, taught drum­ming tech­niques to his per­cus­sion­ist pro­tégés, from pri­mary five, six and seven, last Thurs­day, from 1.30pm to 3pm.

Con­nor said: ‘We had to choose some­where to go for our Path­ways project and I wanted to teach drum­ming and was asked to come up to the school.’

Pre­vi­ously, the pri­mary school had been bor­row­ing equip­ment from Oban High School as they did not have enough sticks and pads for a whole class to learn at once.

The money raised through spon­sor­ship for the drum­ming marathon will al­low a full class of 33 to learn to play drums to­gether at once at St Columba’s.

The pri­mary school’s head teacher, Ms Michaelina Maclel­lan, said: ‘The school is very grate­ful to Con­nor for com­ing up and work­ing with the chil­dren.

‘It’s a won­der­ful ex­pe­ri­ence for the chil­dren to get in­volved in mu­sic and hope­fully that will con­tinue as they progress on to Oban High School.’

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Con­nor, front left, with his per­cus­sion­ist pro­tégés.

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