Dream lesson as children enjoy Brazilian themed topic

Catching the energetic rhythms in samba drumming with Bo.
Catching the energetic rhythms in samba drumming with Bo.

Lots of people couldn’t make it to this year’s World Cup... but Brazil came to south Lincolnshire instead!

Pupils in both Gedney Drove End and Holbeach St Marks primary schools recently enjoyed a Brazilian themed topic day.

Highlight of the day was a samba drumming workshop with Bo from Primary School Workshops described as “fantastic” by staff.

Samba drumming is particularly popular in Brazil and is played at many of their famous carnival festivals. No doubt there was also a lot going on surrounding the World Cup, up until the point Brazil went out of the competition after two games.

However, pupils at Gedney Drove End and Holbeach St Marks had nothing to trouble them, with the summer holidays just around the corner.

They spent their topic day producing energetic and traditional rhythms from the Latin American culture.

After the samba drumming they had the chance to make their own samba style headdress out of cardboard, fabric and feathers – real and made out of paper – with community and social artist Carol Parker.

Carol said: “The children were so enthusiastic and so lovely. It was a dream job.”