Don’t stop the music at Chatteris primary school

Kingsfield Primary School in Chatteris with their new instruments
Kingsfield Primary School in Chatteris with their new instruments

Youngsters and staff at a Chatteris primary school were surprised to receive a delivery of musical instruments thanks to a television programme.

Kingsfield Primary School now have a orchestral string section and are expecting a drum kit with help from the Don’t Stop the Music programme, which is presented by classical pianist James Rhodes.

Kingsfield were among hundreds of schools who responded to Mr Rhodes’ offer to donate instruments.

Headteacher Joanne Tomlins said: “I was so pleased to be told that we were being donated a drum kit, as we have begun drum lessons for a number of our children.

“My staff and I were surprised however to open the three large delivered boxes to find that we are now the proud owners of almost an entire orchestral string section!

“Music is so important for our children in developing their creativity and we will definitely be putting these instruments to good use.”

Music co-ordinators, Helen Rhodes and Heather MacNeil are delighted to receive the 12 violins and two cellos. They hope to arrange for a strings teacher to visit the school.

Children from Kingsfield School with their musical instruments PICTURE SUPPLIED