Artsmark In Action

As we move towards accreditation for the Silver Artsmark the children are enjoying opportunities for music enrichment activities.  This week started with an interactive drumming workshop and masterclass by Jeff Rich and it certainly lived up to expectations.  We learned about the history of the drum and children and staff were invited to play various drums through the ages alongside Jeff Rich.  We heard about the importance of practising any musical instrument and about life in the music industry.  Jeff’s performances and passion inspired us all and I imagine it will be an afternoon that our children will be talking about for some time to come.

As part of our commitment to the teaching of music at ESP, every child in Year 4 has the opportunity to learn a brass instrument.  We have now come to our final term of lessons and the children have made great steps in terms of their ability to read and perform music together.  We have two teachers from Berkshire Maestros who come in every Friday.  If you wish your child to continue with group lessons in Year 5 you will have the opportunity to book this with Berkshire Maestros.