Following this week’s music workshop at Writhlington, here is what some children had to say about it:-
“I enjoyed the music because I learned a lot about the woodwind family of instruments. My favourite woodwind instrument was the piccolo. It was fun when we got to clap the rhythms.”
“At Writhlington I really liked listening to the woodwind instruments because they showed us all the instruments and how low and high they went. One of the musicians put a plastic glove on the end of the bassoon, which was the lowest instrument, so it blew up the glove. There was also the oboe, the flute and the clarinet.”
Brunel Class enjoyed an introduction to brass instruments during the workshop at Writhlington today. On their return, they were full of tales about hosepipes, funnels and a teacher’s head! They listened to a range of film music including the James Bond theme and “Star Wars” music, as well as enjoying a game of bench ball and meeting some former Hemington pupils.
Everyone is looking forward to the next workshop after half term.
Last Thursday we celebrated our school’s 140th birthday, after an exciting week of preparations. The children provided the entertainment for our guests with country dancing, reciting school poems and facts from 1877 and 2017. There was even a chance for audience participation when children invited their parents and other guests to join in the Circassian Circle dance. A special cake, made by Mrs Moor, was cut by our youngest and oldest pupils, Lewis and Jess. Later, following a very successful “Bake Off” competition, tea and cake were served in the School Hall and there was a chance to look at some photos from the School’s history and a display of children’s artwork.