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STOMP at Holme Grange

5th May 2022

We were excited to welcome Carl Smith, one of the original founder members and performers of the hit show STOMP, to our school. Carl Smith is a talented and creative professional performer who is well known on the international stage and he offers exciting and high energy opportunities across a wide variety of percussion instruments.

Carl ran rhythmic workshops for pupils in years 5 and 7 and also gave a wonderful solo performance to our youngest pupils at the Pre-Prep morning assembly. The children were delighted with the many different sounds Carl could make using his own body as an instrument.

Young children watching man perform percussion

In the workshops for years 5 and 7 Carl taught the pupils a complete routine using household materials such as bins and bin lids, brooms and wooden spoons, pans and hammers. The pupils really got into the swing of things and produced an impressive performance within a small timescale which they performed to their peers. Toes were tapping around the school all day!

Boy pupils brushing with wooden brooms on floor Pupils holding metal bins as drum instruments Four girls holding wooden broom handles and spoons as instruments