This was supposed to be our second workshop day, but the first one was snowed off! Thankfully the weather had cleared enough to let us get up to Bicester, where we spent the day with a group of sixth formers in Bardwell School, along with some visiting Year 10 students from the nearby Cooper School.
Initially most of us were a little nervous (pupils and artists alike!) as we didn't know quite what to expect - however we soon got in to the swing of things as we taught everyone how to sign their name in Makaton. The pupils really enjoyed exploring the different instruments we'd brought along, and learning some folk songs with signing. The pupils from Cooper School were fabulous singers, and were soon singing in three part harmony for one of the songs. After lunch we did a little performance for some of the other pupils at Bardwell and finished off the day with a ceilidh!
Unfortunately my phone died a death around lunchtime, so I don't have many photos of this day, but I did manage to get some nice clips of the ceilidh on my ipad!