Governor Visit Report
Who: Tony Pearson
Purpose of visit: Year 2 Ukulele recital
School professional working with governor: Jane Skinner
As both a parent and a governor, it’s a double pleasure to visit the school to see my own child learning and having fun doing it, but also see a well organized, well mannered and clearly energized group of children proud to perform for their first audience
The Ukulele recital was the culmination of hard work by the children and (likely much harder!) their specialized teacher. With direction and collaboration from the teacher, the children executed a range of skills from plucking to strumming, all to the same beat and tune and with the added challenge of singing along – something the late, great BB King confessed he was incapable of.
I’m a believer that inclusive and diversified education of this kind is a major step forward (from when I were a lad…) in the British education system. This event was well organized, heart warming fun for parents, children and hopefully teachers alike and I believe adds that hard to name element that accelerates and motivates a child’s development and love of learning.
One last thought….very good choice of instrument….I think this may have been a different experience had the chosen tool been the drums….