Friends of Lisle Marsden
We now have a full set of Taiko drums in school which were purchased using funds kindly donated by the ‘Friends of Lisle Marsden’. The children have enjoyed learning how to play them along with their teachers.
Taiko is an ancient Japanese form of percussion using large drums and involves a lot of choreographed movement which many identify with Japanese martial arts. Taiko playing is loud, hard, and fast which can be very tiring but also great fun!
We have two colonies of Honey Bees at Lisle Marsden which live in hives in our environmental area. Five members of staff have been trained in all aspects of bee keeping, from bee anatomy to the production of honey.
The bees are an excellent educational resource in teaching the children the importance of bees to our eco system and hopefully we may find some budding bee keepers along the way.
A very big thank you goes to the Friends of Lisle Marsden who donated the funds to buy the hives, clothing, equipment and the all important bees.