On 26th November, 3 of our pupils were invited to attend a conference by Mr Nelson McCausland MLA. Dale Pankhurst and Simon Menabney, both from 12A1 and Daniel Menabney 8A2 went to La Mon House Hotel where they had been asked to play the Lambeg drum and fifes.
These boys have been taking lessons with Mr. Mark Anderson from the UlsterScots Agency and they were delighted to be given this opportunity to perform to a number of politicians.
Mr. McCausland’s presentation highlighted the importance of bringing culture into our schools and our pupils have been able to become more aware of their culture by having lessons in these instruments.
Dale gave a short speech explaining how much he appreciated the lessons on Lambeg drumming and how he has been able to get involved in a drumming club outside school.
The boys gave an excellent performance of two tunes and were also introduced to First Minister Mr. Peter Robinson.