At school today we had a visit from a two-man drumming group who originally hail from Senegal in West Africa. All day long, no matter where we were in school we could hear the fantastic sound of 30+ children drumming and singing, and it was difficult to resist dancing along in the classroom.
Each class took turns to take part in a drumming session, and each child (and adult!) had their own drum. This is the second time the drummers have visited our school, and I've also taken part in a different drumming group once before, and I absolutely LOVE IT!
There's something so exhilarating about drumming and dancing to African music, and as far as I'm concerned if you don't feel your body moving when listening to the rhythmic beat of those drums then you have no rhythm at all! I'm seriously considering buying my own drum to use at home.
The children all had a fabulous time, and it's got to be one of the best ways of getting rid of any pent up stress - just going for it on the drums, and then dancing with abandon. What a fantastic day.