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.’
Connor, front left, with his percussionist protégés.