What a beautiful day at Chilworth House School, oxford. I arrived, because of traffic, a little later than the usual 8.30 start I like to get in order to get set up in time for morning assembly and a strong black coffee (and chocolate) if I'm lucky. The day started with the whole school in attendance as I introduced the instruments to the keen youngdrummers.
Our first three sessions were in the hall but the afternoon saw us take the drums out into the yard and beyond the hedge border into the back outdoor classroom which was like a sort of roundhouse made from wood and had beautiful accoustics. We drummed to our hearts content interupted only by curious students who has flown the nest...in a naughty rebellion.
Our day was a blast and I'll always remember the willow wigwam lunch of sandwiches and crisps under the watchful eyes of one particular student in oak ...or was it willow class?
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