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African Drumming

10/11/2017
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.