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Music events this year

We were very excited to launch our new woodwind lessons this month taught by David Fitzgerald. Children can now take extra music lessons in violin, keyboard, recorder, flute, clarinet, and saxophone.

Our new Musician in Residence, Lesley Bingle, also joined our music team this month. She will be teaching all KS2 to play instruments as well as leading our KS2 choir and running music clubs.

We were honored this month to be nominated for a Norfolk Music Hub award to recognise all the musical opportunities we offer our pupils.

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We launched the festive season on November 1st by singing Christmas carols at the local garden center.

In November, we took our Year 6s to the Royal Albert Hall to sing in a Youth Prom. It was an awe inspiring day which we'll remember forever!




We finished the term with a series of Christmas assemblies and performances. Every child from Reception to Y6 had an opportunity to sing and perform. In the KS2 concert all pupils performed something they had helped develop with their class teacher and our Musician in Residence with three of the year groups performing on the instruments they have been learning to play this half term. 

In addition to our lunchtime string ensemble and ukulele club, this month we are excited to be launching the Drake School Orchestra.

Some of our Year 2s will be performing in the Diss Corn Hall this month in a 2020 CASMA concert.