Performing Arts Day brings dance, drama and drums to Lyonsdown

Earlier in the week the school was taken over by a group of performing arts workshop leaders, who brought their energy and enthusiasm to excite our Pre-Reception to Year 2 pupils.

Throughout the day, the children participated in a range of activities, tailored to their ages. In the Jungle Book session they jumped into a wild adventure – what do you do when you come face-to-face with the ferocious Shere Khan?

Linking to geography topics, the children explored the vibrant streets of Rio in a Carnival workshop, discovering the origins of different Brazilian dances and how they relate to Brazilian culture.

The volume definitely went up a notch during the Samba Drumming class – a high-energy, hands on music workshop with Surdos, Djembes, Agogo Bells, Tamborims and Timbales. Earplugs needed for the video below!

And finally Fairy Tales, where the children jumped into a magical world to explore their favourite characters.

Smiles and laughter were in abundance as everyone fully embraced the opportunity to express themselves in a variety of creative ways. “The Performing Arts help develop a host of skills,” said Lyonsdown’s Director of Music, Miss Ueckermann, “such as confidence in public speaking, teamwork, listening and communication abilities. Today definitely showcased the ‘A’ in STEAM, which as a school we are proud to have an emphasis on.”

Get a flavour of the day from the pictures below!