Piano a boost for school
Sherwood School has been filled with the sound of music since the arrival of a brand new piano donated to the school.
In mid-2017, Huawei New Zealand made a commitment to donate pianos to 100 primary schools throughout New Zealand.
Sherwood principal Christine Morrison was thrilled by the arrival of her school’s piano, which coincidentally arrived the day before the term 2 student music concert was held last month.
“It is overwhelming to think that a large international technology company like Huawei is making a generous and substantial donation to a small school in rural New Zealand” she said.
“Who knows what the impact and long-term benefits this piano will bring to our students, both current and in years to come, we may discover some hidden talent that the whole world may enjoy”.
Morrison said having a piano now meant her pupils could now learn another instrument on top of the violin, guitar, and ukulele lessons already offered at the school.
She said the piano added a real sense of celebration to the music concert that was enjoyed by parents, grandparents and members of the local community.
Huawei New Zealand Director of Public Affairs Andrew Bowater said the 100 Pianos Project was about inspiring the imaginations and creativity of young New Zealanders.
“Music is a great way for kids to be creative while also helping with their learning.
“There is so much technology in today’s world, but it is still so important that we expose the next generation to music and the opportunities it can open up.”
SHERWOOD School pupils and music teacher Gine Dingle playing on the new piano donated by Huawei.