Project venue: West Hill Primary School
Website link: http://www.westhillprimaryschool.net/
Contact at school: Clair Farish
Project outline: Deliver a Bhangra Music assembly at the start of the day and then Dhol workshops to year 5 & 6.
Today was a very cold and grey day, but we managed to bring some magic Indian sunshine to West Hill Primary. Things got off to a great start with an interactive assembly, where most of the school got involved and we looked at the origins of Bhangra music. We demonstrated a few traditional instruments and we even had one brave teacher volunteer for a costume demonstration. I then delivered 4 Dhol workshops through the day to year 5 and 6 classes.
Both students and staff at the school were great to work with and very enthusiastic about the Dhol. The school obviously has a keen interest in music as the students were very quick to learn the Dhol beats and played them very well. The Headteacher even had a go at playing the Dhol during the lunch break (very impressed Sir).
A thoroughly enjoyable experience by all accounts! Thank you to all the staff and students for making my day an easy and enjoyable one, I look forward to working with you all again real soon.