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More than 100 children enjoy huge drum lesson at Barkingside school

PUBLISHED: 11:22 14 March 2017 | UPDATED: 11:22 14 March 2017

Children at Avanti Court Primary School, Barkingside, taking part in Groove Attack's drumming lessons. Picture: Groove Attack

Children at Avanti Court Primary School, Barkingside, taking part in Groove Attack's drumming lessons. Picture: Groove Attack

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More than 100 pupils channelled their inner Ginger Baker and took part in an enormous drumming lesson.

Children at Avanti Court Primary School played various solos and took on Bruno Mars and Michael Jackson songs as part of a Groove Attack session.

Groove Attack gives drumming lessons to schools across Redbridge, and has now got 116 children at Avanti Court, in Carlton Drive, Barkingside, playing the instrument.

Mark Sevel, Groove Attack director, said: “Children gravitate to the instrument due to its loud noise and size and don’t realise that their cognition, co-ordination and behaviour improves greatly as they learn the instrument.

“I believe it is essential that drum kit lessons are made available in every school so that children can achieve their best academically.”

Tim Hall, Avanti Court drum teacher, said after last week’s lesson: “It’s a real pleasure to teach in a school that really recognises the positive impact that music and the arts can have on a child’s education.

“Drumming really stimulates mind, body and soul and it’s fantastic that so many children have the opportunity to learn such a fantastic instrument with full support of the school and the parents.”

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