Drum­fun de­lights pri­mary pupils

The Oban Times - - News -

A LOCHABER school was alive with the sound of mu­sic last week.

Pupils from St Columba’s Pri­mary School in Fort Wil­liam took part in ‘Drum­fun’ which pro­vides hands on, in­ter­ac­tive drum­ming pro­grammes and work­shops.

By mak­ing use of a range of drums and per­cus­sion in­stru­ments from around the world, the work­shops aim to high­light the power rhythm has to unite, en­gage and mo­ti­vate peo­ple and or­gan­i­sa­tions to be the best they can.

Vi­o­let Smith, head teacher, said: ‘The Drum­fun day re­ally was full of fun. Steve Sharpe came down from Forres and ran the work­shops last Wed­nes­day Fe­bru­ary 1.

‘It is an an­nual event we have at the school which the chil­dren ab­so­lutely love.

‘It re­ally is the high­light of the year for them. The whole school takes part, from the nurs­ery young­sters aged just three and four, right up to pri­mary seven.

‘They learn lots about rhythm and African cul­ture and Steve does it in such a fun way that the chil­dren hardly even know they are learn­ing. It was an­other great suc­cess, very noisy but great fun and we were de­lighted to have Steve back again.’

Steve Sharpe, right, from Forres-based Drum­fun pro­vided an ed­u­ca­tional and fun event for the pupils at St Columba’s Pri­mary School in Fort Wil­liam, left and above.

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