Today was the last of a series of African story sessions for Sunderland libraries as a part of their 'Black history month'. Finished on a great one with 60 yr 4 & 5 pupils clapping syncopated rhythms, dancing and joining in with the stories. That's that for another year.
Just back from the fabulous island of Jura where we spent an extended weekend working with children for the annual Jura Music Festival. We started by working in the Small Isle School in Craighouse. This is probably the best school I have ever worked in. A primary school with one classroom and 12 delightful children that range from nursery to year six (ish). We have been coming to the school for the last 12 years and working on various projects leading up to the festival. This year we made lanterns that adorned the village hall for the main concert on the Saturday night. This years team, apart from myself, was the very lovely Karen Scott, Roisin Pharncote Row and Omi Pharncote, a joy to work with. You can see more of Omi's work by visiting her website