On to school workshop number three, this time down to Abingdon where we were hosted by Kingfisher School, and a lively group of Year 4 pupils joined us from Botley Primary School. This was the day that had been snowed off previously, so we are very grateful to the staff for their flexibility and willingness to reschedule the session.
As usual, the children were fascinated by all the instruments, and in particular had a lot of fun making sounds that reminded them of the sea - using instruments, their bodies, and their voices. We made our sea sounds during the song Fine Sailing, as it's about someone who is sent off to sea away from their girlfriend. We also had a lot of fun learning Daddy Fox - a song about a naughty fox who steals ducks and geese from the farmer and takes them home for his family. Everyone was particularly excited to learn that there is a Makaton sign for 'throwing a duck over your shoulder with its legs dangling down'!
We finished off the day with a bit of ceilidh dancing, and a mass folk-jam!