Samba beat in West View as pupils get ready for World Cup kick-off

West View Primary School pupils (left to right) Corey Railton, Liam Fourie, Liame McNeneny and Gary Douglas with teacher Paul Doyle
West View Primary School pupils (left to right) Corey Railton, Liam Fourie, Liame McNeneny and Gary Douglas with teacher Paul Doyle

YOUNGSTERS got into the samba beat as the sound of Brazil came to a town primary school.

Year 4, 5 and 6 pupils at West View Primary School in Hartlepool, have been busy in the classroom on various projects ahead of World Cup kicking off next week.

The Samba drumming session underway at West View primary School

The Samba drumming session underway at West View primary School

But none of those activities will have been as fun as the samba drumming sessions that the children had the chance to take part in yesterday.

Fun-loving staff from Sustainable Sounds spent the day in the school yesterday along with the samba drums, all made out of sustainable materials.

And as well as learning how to play the instrument, the youngsters also found out even more about the culture of the World Cup hosts.

Paul Doyle, year 5 teacher at the school, in Davison Drive, said: “The children had loads of fun, they absolutely loved it.The excitement is really building in school for the World Cup and the children are looking forward to it even more now.”

All of the pupils at the school have been learning more about Brazil as part of the countdown to the tournament getting underway.

Each class has also been allocated a nation to study and design a wall and door display as World Cup fever sweeps through the school.

The youngsters were fortunate enough to be the first to get their hands on a fantastic World Cup wallchart – free to all readers with yesterday’s Hartlepool Mail – that will take pride of place in the school next to the colourful displays.

Mr Doyle added: “As well as having great fun with all of the projects we have been doing, the children are also building their knowledge about Brazil and the culture of the countries in the World Cup.

“They’re all really getting into it.”

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