12 Feb 2021

Derby High Primary Percussion Challenge

Derby High Primary Percussion Challenge

Today in Mr Harper’s Celebration Assembly, all of Primary were treated to the live premier of the Primary Percussion Challenge video. 
 
As a continuation of the pupils' live music lessons this term, Mrs Cooke, Head of Primary Music, challenged all of Primary to create their very own percussion kit and play along with a chosen track. The children were inspired by Nandi Bushell, a 10-year-old drummer who has featured in a TV advert. After watching Nandi in a video on how to create a percussion kit from everyday household items, the children were set the task.
 
The chosen track was 'Believer', by American pop rock band Imagine Dragons. Mrs Cooke said, “We chose Believer for two reasons. Firstly, the drumbeats could be easily broken down into three rhythms, allowing all children, from Pre-School to Year 6, to participate. It was very important that this project involved the whole school community so we needed to ensure all age groups could join in. Secondly, the overall song meaning about someone who has learned from difficult experiences and has the ability to believe is a strong message for young people today”. 
 
Derby High Primary accepted the challenge and took it on by storm! After receiving over 150 video recordings, from pupils, parents and staff, the Primary Percussion Challenge video was created. Mr Harper, Head of Primary, said “We have been overwhelmed with the response for this challenge from our school community. The final result is an incredible and powerful video. I hope our pupils will look back at this video in years to come and remember how we came together through this purposeful and fun challenge”.

 

 

 

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