GET RHYTHM At Roach Vale Arts Week

Children at Roach Vale primary school in Colchester were treated to a day of African drumming workshops as part of their arts week in June.

The jam-packed week was themed around rain and jungle. Reception to year 4 learnt traditional African rhythms for the first time.

"Kakilambe", the spirit of the forest is said to bring 7 years of rain and good fortune for crops to grow if the rhythm is played for 7 days and 7 nights. We couldn't hog the whole week, but the good fortune certainly rubbing off, with a fantastic response from all involved!

We look forward to seeing this lovely bunch again.