Withycombe children to perform in London

CHILDREN from Withycombe Raleigh Primary School have been selected to perform music using recycle bin-bound items at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Pupils from the school s Withycombe Stomp group will play at the prestigious venue on November 10 in the

CHILDREN from Withycombe Raleigh Primary School have been selected to perform music using recycle bin-bound items at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Pupils from the school's Withycombe Stomp group will play at the prestigious venue on November 10 in the 2009 School Proms.

In an equally successful achievement, being asked to perform at the hall comes after children took to the stage at the National Festival of Music for Youth held in Birmingham earlier this summer.

The stomp group was formed as a result of music lessons based around a unit exploring musical rhythm and pulse, using a number of junk items to create different sounds and patterns.


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Items include broom sticks, telephones, old pickle tubs, water bottles and waste bins.

Looking ahead to the Royal Albert Hall performance, a spokesperson for the school said: "It will be a once in a life time experience for everyone.

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"The children are proud to represent their school and Exmouth."

Each year's new stomp group have to try and think of a different music approach. This year they have adopted an African drumming theme and decided to call their composition The Gathering.

"Since stomp has been seen and heard in school, a drumming fever has struck all the children at Withycombe."

With more than 3000 performers including orchestras, rock groups, choirs, soul and jazz bands, the School Proms are held between Monday, November 9, and Wednesday, November 11.

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