TEACHING through tune was the aim of a local music group after attending a junior school recently. The youngsters at Pocklington Juniors spent a morning with two members of Amicus, the interactive music project who visit schools with their alternative teaching methods.
Over 70 children were involved with the fun day which saw the youngsters learn about animals in the ‘Old MacDonald had a farm’ workshop.
They were read stories about farmyard animals and learned the different noises each make. Then they were split into groups to learn songs and create rhythms with various instruments.
Jacki Dealtry, who accompanied Simon Fisk and his banjo at the workshop, explained: “The aim is to introduce the children to AMICUS and enable them to take part in a fun morning making music together. It was a ‘thank you’ to the school for raising £351 at the pantomime they performed in December. The children enjoyed it so much that they asked if we could come back the following day!”