Press Release – Friday 13th Lucky for Trench Children
Children at a Telford primary school sang for Britain during musical workshops led by a professional musician. The special event, staged at Teagues Bridge Primary School, Trench, was part of this term’s multicultural theme ‘Around the World in 80 Days’, aiming to teach children about heritage and traditional British culture.
Professional musician, Alison Rowley, led folk song workshops with the children at Teagues Bridge on Friday 13th February.
Each class, with children aged between 4 and 11, was entertained and enthralled when Ms. Rowley taught them simple British folk songs and the history behind them. Songs included old sea shanties and work songs from the Industrial Revolution. Being a talented fiddle player, she also played traditional fiddle tunes. !t several sessions the children even learned country and ceilidh dancing and danced ribbon dances around a maypole. The workshops helped the pupils learn more about their heritage and traditional British culture. The event will be followed up by multicultural dance workshops after the half term holidays.
Head teacher, Mrs. Sarah Abdullah commented “The school was buzzing with excitement and joy throughout the day. I am delighted with the childrens’ enthusiasm for this very successful event”. Alison Rowley is a professional musician, workshop leader and dance caller and comes from Bristol.
For further information please contact Sarah Abdullah at Teagues Bridge Primary School on 01952 338450.