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Taiko and Djembe Drumming Workshops - North East Lincolnshire

Last term in North East Lincolnshire pupils at the Success Centre Referral unit, part of the Ormiston Maritime Academy is Grimsby have had Taiko and djembe drumming workshops with music practitioners Lisa Oliver and Emma Nicholson .

Lisa and Emma have been visiting the centre for several weeks now for an hour and a half per week to work with small groups of students at a time.

The sessions worked really well with the students learning several drumming techniques and rhythms on different drums with the end result being a small performance to teachers and other pupils at the end of the summer term.

The students have all really engaged with both Lisa and Emma throughout the project and it has really helped improve the listening and social skills within the group.  

One of the teachers at the success centre said: "The young people have encouraged and supported each other and are now more aware of rhythm, sequence and beat. The sessions have had a positive effect on team work."