Body Percussion Workshop
Colfe’s Junior School came alive with the sound of body percussion, with every class from Nursery to Year 6 enjoying a session with Ollie Tunmer from Beat Goes On. Ollie, a former cast member of the London and European tour casts of STOMP, is a drummer, percussionist and educator. As a qualified teacher and musician he facilitated fun, high energy experiences that were educational and highly entertaining.
The energy radiated throughout the school as pupils used their bodies as their sound source to create a range of pieces using a wide variety of rhythms individually and in layers – polyrhythms. Great fun was had by all.
Since the workshops Nursery staff have continued to use elements of the sessions within the curriculum, children have introduced some of his ideas to their music work and at playtime across the years, and Year 6 were even spotted entertaining themselves with this in-between being tour guides for prospective parents on open day.