Beyond Skins

On Tuesday 27 November, we were delighted to host a visit to the school by the Beyond Skin Intercultural Group. Seven talented musicians from various countries across the world told us about their culture, music and language, as well as entertaining us with a combination of singing, drumming and clapping. A very special feature of this show was that every single child in the school had the experience of using bongo drums and joining the musicians in a variety of songs and rhythms. Having this show in the school was only possible because of joint funding by the Northern Ireland Arts Council and Ballymoney Borough Council. We wish to acknowledge the support and generosity of both these organisations in meeting the substantial costs in bringing this group to the school. It was a truly amazing and thoroughly enjoyable experience for the children.