On 16th and 17th October, Year 7 students at Charters School in Sunningdale participated in African Drumming workshops run by Inspire Works.  The dynamic workshops were an excellent and flamboyant practical introduction to the energetic style of West African drumming, with students showing real interest and enthusiasm.

Inspire Works brought over 30 djembé drums which students used.  They were taught a traditional piece as practiced in West Africa, and there were opportunities for improvisation, solos, and development in ensemble playing.  Several other African drums are demonstrated as part of the workshop.

Mr Mike McKenna, Director of Music at Charters School said, ‘It is always really exciting when professionals visit Charters School and run these workshops. It’s been a fantastic experience for pupils who have enjoyed performing on authentic instruments and learning more about West African Drumming and its culture. They have already done some African Drumming in their lessons and it will be interesting to see how they progress following the workshop.’

 

Once again, the Rotary Club of Ascot has staged a concert by young musicians, organised by Tony Love, which opened the annual Binfield, Warfield and Winkfield Arts Week 2017. A select group of outstanding young musicians entertained a packed St Peters Church in Cranbourne, with instrumental and vocal performances, displaying - as usual - an incredibly high standard. 

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Harvest Festival was celebrated in the Chapel at Papplewick School, Ascot, at Papplewick School, Ascot, on Saturday 14th October, when harvest gifts were collected and later presented to residents of the Ascot Day Centre.

Parents and boys donated harvest fare ranging from tins of food to fresh flowers and plants for the elderly visitors at the Day Centre.

Tom Bunbury, Headmaster, said: “Kindness is an important value here at Papplewick, and every year our boys enjoy collecting harvest gifts for the Day Centre here in Ascot, where the produce is much appreciated. Many thanks to all our parents who contributed Harvest Festival produce this year.”

 

Read more: Harvest Festival at Papplewick School | Gifts to Ascot Day Centre

 

An exciting new display of artwork from Andrea Tyrimos and Eve de Haan was on display at Greens  in Sunningdale, on the Thursday 9th November 2017. Both artists  creating a collaborative piece, exclusive for this event, run  in collaboration with Woodbury House Contemporary Art.

 

 

 

Pictured: Sophie Elsey, Bailey Hind-Pitcher, Kallen Guest and Amy Ringshaw - pictured below with Chris Pye representing the Ascot Fire Brigade Trust

On Monday 19th December, Charters School in Sunningdale  the annual Sports Presentation Evening, which was kindly sponsored by Windlesham Football Club, was held at Charters School in Sunningdale on Monday 11th December in an event that recognised the dedication and sporting achievements of the students during the past academic year.

Ascot Fire Brigade Trust, who have a long standing relationship with the school, once again awarded four £1000 bursaries to talented athletes to support their sporting careers.  These awards make a big difference and this year went to Sophie Elsey, Bailey Hind-Pitcher, Kallen Guest and Amy Ringshaw.

This year the school also welcomed NK Fitness who awarded two bursaries to Nathalie Camp and Archie Mills to support their strength and conditioning work.

Read more: Charters School | Sports Presentation Evening | December 2017

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