On Monday, pupils in Years 2 and 3 had a very exciting day! They took part in a Gamelan orchestral workshop lead by a specialist musician from the Education Group.

The children were given the opportunity to explore the sounds of all of the instruments originating from Bali. The children especially enjoyed the mystical sounds of the three different sized gongs known as ageng, kempul and kenong. They were also encouraged to explore the three metallophones carrying the core melodies, known as the saron, peking and demung. Adam, the lead musician for the day, explained the historical and cultural significance of the Gamelan orchestra which was very interesting and informative. The children played together as an ensemble listening carefully to each other and showing wonderful rhythmic ability when they performed a traditional song. I was very impressed with them all!

Mrs Evans

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