The Lansdowne School Choir continues to meet and rehearse each Thursday morning. Music teacher Mr Gratton helps the pupils to improve their singing. Our expert makaton signing staff member Mikita makes the sessions accessible for everyone.
Some of the older students are also given responsibilities. One pupil provides a fine job in managing the laptop and large whiteboard to display all the song lyrics.
Our Thursday sessions usually start with a warm up. The Choir members are led through a high to low pitch by Mr Gratton. Animal noises are also sung in the same key!
We have started work after the half term break on a new song. The Choir is rising to the challenge to sing and sign Umbrella by Rihanna. This contains many new makaton signs. The pupils are hopeful of performing the song soon during a Friday achievement assembly.
Our session finished with some powerful performances of a couple of Lansdowne favourites: I Feel Good and Jump.