Harpenden pupils get grant for African drumming lessons

PUBLISHED: 11:50 17 February 2017 | UPDATED: 11:50 17 February 2017

Pupils of St Dominic's getting ready fir Feeling Good Week. Supplied by NHS East and North Herts CCG.

Pupils of St Dominic's getting ready fir Feeling Good Week. Supplied by NHS East and North Herts CCG.

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Harpenden primary school pupils will receive free Afrian drumming lessons thanks to a £500 grant from a cross-Hertfordshire group

Feeling Good team. Supplied by NHS East and North Herts CCG.Feeling Good team. Supplied by NHS East and North Herts CCG.

The grant will allow every single pupil from St Dominic Primary School on Southdown Road to take part in drumming lessons.

Following which, the children will put on a show for parents at the end of the week.

The student council made the application for £500 from the two Hertfordshire clinical commissioning groups and the county council, after they voted on which activity they wanted.

Parent governor Jemma Thomas said: “The school council met and had a great time discussing what would make everyone at school feel good!

“At the end of our discussion, they voted and African drumming was the most popular.

“They all agreed that something completely different, noisy and, importantly, everyone would be able to do, would make the whole school feel happy.”

The money came from a £20,000 pot for a Feeling Good Week, aimed at improving the health of children in Hertfordshire, which starts on Saturday 18 February.

Dr Prag Moodley, of East and North Hertfordshire CCG, said: “A lot of the projects will have a long-term impact on young people’s emotional wellbeing, which is what Feeling Good Week is all about.”


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