Having taken part in a ‘Ready Steady Drum!’ training course at Kingston Training Centre, assistant headteacher at Landsdowne Infants, Gillian Attwood, decided to bring Sarah to her school in Burton-on-Trent to provide training for the whole staff team.
Sarah says, “Drumming is a first for most people, so usually there is a mixture of trepidation and excitement amongst the staff as they anticipate what might be asked of them! But after the first few activities people realise that they are going to have good fun – and by the time the drums come out they are completely sold on the idea!”
Gill was very pleased with the training and couldn’t wait to get started with implementing the activities into school life. She said,
“Just to say a very big thank you for the exciting drumming training session you gave us on the 30th May. The feedback from the team was extremely positive.We could easily see how drumming could be used to aid concentration and develop rhythm, and how it could have a very definite impact on the curriculum.
“It was clear to us that children will get a strong sense of achievement from the drumming sessions, and we too experienced this! The whole session was thoroughly enjoyable and lots of fun.”