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African Drumming

On the 9th and 10th of November, Glenmore State School rocked to the mesmerizing sounds of the drums of Africa. All students and staff were invited to participate in a drum orchestra using African-style hand drums and percussion instruments, provided by guest presenters Leizel and Miklos Szenczy.
Research has shown that the benefits of children participating in African drumming range from social, educational & coping skills, to physical health & personal & group development. The repetitive rhythm also has a physiologically calming and soothing effect. Other benefits include development of self-awareness, listening skills, coordination of breath and movement, cooperation and patience. It’s a very healthy way for students to develop. Probably the greatest benefit of all though, is that it is a whole lot of fun!
A highlight of the visit was the lunchtime sessions, where students of all ages and staff collaborated in a free-for-all. Senior students encouraged and assisted younger students to join in and once a rhythm was formed, the sound was captivating. The smiles and laughter on the student’s faces was confirmation that the visit was enjoyed by all. 

We would like to extend a huge thank you to Leizel and Mike for a thoroughly entertaining and engaging visit.