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Thread #79364 Message #3971690
Posted By: Senoufou
16-Jan-19 - 06:11 AM
Thread Name: History - BBC's 'Singing Together'
Subject: RE: History - BBC's 'Singing Together'
My primary school pupils loved it Sandman, and so did I. I used to rehearse the songs with my class in between programmes by playing the school piano, which had to be wheeled along to my classroom.
It was a delightful mix of History, Geography, Traditions and Poetry. The children learned such a lot. I even drew from the songs for Creative Writing and Art.
That and Country Dancing (which I also taught) were a real joy.
I can't imagine today's ten year-olds skipping round in pairs performing country dancing!
The Royal Norfolk Show often has Maypole Dancing by local schools, but quite small children take part. (and, once, some visiting Masai in full African dress who spontaneously took a ribbon and joined in! Hilarious!)