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Rotary help for St Mary’s Primary School musical lessons

Rotary help for St Mary’s Primary School musical lessons


The pandemic has been a real challenge for the children of St Mary's Primary School Pulborough, whose eldest pupils have missed a big block of musical instrument playing due to Covid, remote learning and being at home. So last year the school ran a 10 week Ukulele music course for 100 pupils from Years 5 and 6.

The school was able to fund the 10 weeks from its own budget and this had a positive impact on the children's mental health, enjoyment of the curriculum and also improved the children's musical skills, as well as enabling the reading of musical scores. Another term of training would mean that the children could become fluent in playing pieces of music and give them the level of knowledge to continue to play on their own.

To continue the children’s musical progress and well being, the Rotary Club of Storrington & Pulborough District has provided funding to support another block of lessons starting this week.

Rotary President Paul Weaver was delighted Rotary Club members were able to support this initiative that will help the school nurture its pupils musical skills.

Headteacher Mrs Samantha Copus welcomed the Rotary Club's help in continuing the flourishing musical education of the schoolchildren. “We are so grateful to the Rotary Club for their support: the children cheered when they found out that the lessons would continue, due to the enjoyment, confidence and musical knowledge that they have developed” Ends

Photograph: St Mary’s Primary School children at their Ukulele lesson.

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For more information contact: St Mary’s Primary School Pulborough

St Mary’s C of E (Aided) Primary School Pulborough Link Lane, Pulborough, West Sussex RH20 2AN We are a happy and successful village primary school, passionate about the well-being and learning of our children. We live by our mission statement: 'A Christ-centred school, with a child-centred curriculum' where wisdom and love guide and influence learning and teaching for our whole community. We treasure each child and enable them to flourish, using their God-given potential, establishing a secure foundation for them to thrive in a rapidly changing world.’

Rotary Club of Storrington and Pulborough District For over 38 years Rotary has been making a difference in the communities in and around Storrington, as far as West Chiltington to the North, Pulborough to the West and Washington to the East. Our aims mirror those of other Rotary Clubs: • Service above Self - putting our expertise and skills together in support of a variety of projects that directly help the local and wider community, raising funds where needed which can make a real and lasting difference • Friendship - our weekly meetings enable our members to enjoy the company of other like-minded local people • International - awareness and fund raising for specific projects overseas identified by the Club.