As the year draws to an end, we want to mention the successful music programmes that have taken place. First of all, well done to Year 4 for completing a year’s violin tuition. This was available free of charge to the children and teaches them key skills for life, such as collaboration, confidence to perform independently and resilience to build upon fresh, new learning. A special mention also, to the continuers group, who have enjoyed extra tuition after school. Their concert was held on the 28th June, well attended by parents and siblings. Violins will continue next year for 2017-2018’s Year 4 class. If your child has now experienced playing the violin and you wish for them to continue learning after school next year, please speak to a member of the office staff or Mrs Calnan for more details.
Secondly, well done to the Year 5s and 6s on completing their Djembe Drumming workshop. This ran for 6 weeks during term 4. The children learned all about the culture and background of the drums and greatly enjoyed banging away to a collective beat. Year 3 this year worked incredibly hard in terms 5 and 6 to learn a repertoire of songs for ‘Longfield’s Music Festival’ which took place on the 28th June 2017. They performed alongside 8 other schools and represented their school with pride. Their solo song was ‘Black Hills Of Dakota’ from ‘Calamity Jane’. They sang beautifully and were true professionals from start to finish. We at Darenth are very proud of them!
Finally, a mention to the whole school. Every week we have had singing assemblies where the children have learnt various songs for Harvest Assembly, celebration assemblies, leavers assemblies and so on. Years 1 and 2 were especially keen to sing their hearts out each week. We cannot wait to see what will come from them next year!