Britten Sinfonia visits Bourne Abbey Primary Academy
The halls were alive with the sound of music thanks to an orchestral visit to a school.
Members of Britten Sinfonia, one of the world’s leading orchestra ensembles, delivered workshops to children in years 3 and 4 of Bourne Abbey Primary Academy.
Violins, flutes and French horns were all on display as the children were treated to a variety of interactive performances by professional musicians.
Pupils learned the science behind how the instruments produce sound, as well as discovering how they are played and the instrument family they belong to, before providing the percussion for a whole-group performance.
Head of music Richard Gombault said that whether singing about a fruit salad, playing a garden hose or listening to a flute duet with an alarm clock, the children were spellbound and thoroughly enjoyed their time with the performers.
“We are so privileged to have been able to welcome such accomplished musicians to demonstrate their talents," he added.
"The children loved hearing familiar songs played on orchestral instruments and hopefully they will now be inspired to take up an instrument themselves and go on to play in the orchestras of the future.”