Search

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

Groove Attack

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.”

Related articles

Latest Ilford News Stories

Ecologists are going batty after one of the UK’s rarest bats, the elusive barbastelle, was spotted in an ancient forest in Redbridge.

50 minutes ago

There was lots of blue lights in Woodford Green this afternoon after 21 firefighters fought a blaze at the police station.

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt paid a flying visit to Redbridge’s hospital trust on Friday (December 8) to hear how staff have been pioneering improvements to patient safety.

More than 35 people have been arrested in the last month across Havering, Redbridge and Barking and Dagenham as part of a police crackdown on domestic violence.

PROMOTED CONTENT

You don’t have to make the trek to the North Pole to get into the Christmas spirit this year.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read news

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Oaks Park High School Year 8 student Rhia Gondhia likes to make people feel welcome.

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Ilford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now