Year 7 are learning many new skills with our weekly steel pan music sessions. We are working under the expertise guidance of the Endurance Steel Orchestra. The team are helping the pupils with an early introduction to these fantastic instruments.
We started off by being shown how to hold the sticks to create the correct sound. We have also explored how the steel pans can create many different sounds. We have experimented with soft and slightly harder hitting.
Once we felt confident, it was then time to learn to play together. We were able to hear how having a combination of steel pan drums playing at the same time helps to improve the sound.
Following instructions is also an important part of this activity for the Year 7 pupils. We are starting to put together a simple song that involves all class members playing together.