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Holy Cross Federation

Runcton Holme C of E Primary

Learning Together for Life

African Dance & Drum Workshop Day - 13th June 2017

The children and staff were very excited as they climbed on the bus to travel to Runcton Holme. As we arrived we split into classes and began our activities.

The classes revolved around the set activities with drumming in the morning and dance in the afternoon and art activities throughout the day.

Drumming was a very exciting event, all children had a djembe and learnt how to do 3 main beats by hitting the drum in different places. The children quickly learnt the rhythms and joined in with our teacher.

The dancing was led by the same teacher with the children learning various moves to fit with the rhythms they had learnt earlier in their drumming workshops. The African style was laid back and easy to pick up, staff and children enjoyed learning the moves and dancing to the beat.

African art consisted of making salt dough houses for the younger children, creating African houses with symmetrical colours and tessellating shapes for the older ones. We made bracelets and necklaces using symmetrical designs.

The day was a fantastic success with children and staff enjoying and learning throughout the day.

Thank you to Runcton Holme for hosting and to all of those who organised the day.

Mrs Waterson

http://www.primaryworkshopsforschools.com/workshops/african-workshops/

The children and staff were very excited as they climbed on the bus to travel to Runcton Holme. As we arrived we split into classes and began our activities.

The classes revolved around the set activities with drumming in the morning and dance in the afternoon and art activities throughout the day.

Drumming was a very exciting event, all children had a djembe and learnt how to do 3 main beats by hitting the drum in different places. The children quickly learnt the rhythms and joined in with our teacher.

The dancing was led by the same teacher with the children learning various moves to fit with the rhythms they had learnt earlier in their drumming workshops. The African style was laid back and easy to pick up, staff and children enjoyed learning the moves and dancing to the beat.

African art consisted of making salt dough houses for the younger children, creating African houses with symmetrical colours and tessellating shapes for the older ones. We made bracelets and necklaces using symmetrical designs.

The day was a fantastic success with children and staff enjoying and learning throughout the day.

Thank you to Runcton Holme for hosting and to all of those who organised the day.

Mrs Waterson

http://www.primaryworkshopsforschools.com/workshops/african-workshops/