Year 5 enjoyed a week of Gamelan music and drama. The children made shadow puppets, retold some traditional Indonesian stories and learnt how to play some Gamelan instruments. They put this together as a performance for parents on Tuesday this week.

Gamelan is the traditional ensemble music of Java and Bali in Indonesia, made up predominantly of percussive instruments. The most common instruments used are metallophones played by mallets and a set of hand-played drums called kendhang which register the beat.

The children and staff enjoyed the excellent teaching from their tutor Aris who told them a lot about Indonesian life and culture.