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SWSW Workshops in Schools a Resounding Success – A Big Thank you to the D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust for Wonderful Week of Music
During the second week of October, SWSW held their annual schools musical workshop. This year Operatic duo “Interlude” treated children of North Devon and North Cornwall schools to a fabulous week of workshops. Here are a selection of comments we received from local schools.
Bude Infants School
Just to say that Interlude were absolutely fantastic today with our 4 classes of 5 and 6 year olds. The pitch (no pun intended) was perfect, they were charming and informative, focussed and talented and the children were delighted. Wow. I hope that, if you ever have them again, you let me know straight away. I will always base my music week around their dates!
Bude ARB Unit
Interlude have just been to the ARB at Budehaven and it was a fantastic experience! They were delightful, so talented and wonderful with the children. They got them singing and loving every second. We all feel rejuvenated and excited. Thank you so much for organising this and making it possible for the children to take part.
The children enjoyed a genre of music, which until then, some had not heard. They soon warmed to the concept of Opera and listened avidly as they were asked questions about pieces of music, performed expertly by the duo. Helen and John actively encouraged their audience to participate and were very positive in the way they talked to the children.
Interestingly, some children who do not share a love of singing, really became involved in the musical experience, and took part in everything. This was fostered by the encouragement and support given by Interlude. They were very appreciative of the children’s efforts and praised them at every step of the way.
The children were well motivated and enjoyed the experience. It was wonderful to see the whole school actively involved in the assembly. In fact, a reception child can still be heard singing one of the songs!
Kilkhampton School – A parent’s response
My son came home from school today singing opera! “We had some people singing Opera today mum, it was brilliant”, he said. The next day when he woke up he came into my bedroom and jumped on the bed singing again and said “When I grow up, I’m going to be an Opera singer!” Please can you thank Interlude for introducing my son to Opera, something he never would have heard of at home.