A group of Year 7 music students marked Dementia Awareness Week by joining care home residents in a drumming workshop.
The six students went to Manor Court
care home in Plymouth on 22 May 2014 to take part in the hour-long music
session led by Lorna Coulson, a dementia consultant, who
specifically invited students from the College to join the workshop.
"The session related to the honouring
of the elders through rhythm and song," explained music teacher Mr
"All of the children were very involved in the
session and played on numerous drums, including a large drum called Spirit Of
The Sound made from British Buffalo.
"All of the students represented the College
fantastically and engaged with the residents throughout the session."
I seem to be doing a lot of protest drumming. This is sad as there is so much else to do but we seem to be facing so many changes and lots of people are in poverty and dying. The drums are out sounding for the people here and in Canada where my elder gave a drum to a community group. . I am also getting ready to run some drum making sessions. But what else is happening .... I am off to the Journal of Dementia Care conference soon and hope to inspire more Dementia Drumming like we did at Age UK some years ago! Women's day here in Plymouth this coming Sunday the 20th October . Come and light the fire in your belly and explore... Who you truly are and Who you want to be... “As women we give out so much of the time. This is a workshop designed for women who give and who would like space for themselves to replenish their internal storehouse. Women who would like to reconnect with themselves with music, creativity, laughter and mayb