Pupils jam with pop icon

EMF star drops in on school.

PRIMARY school pupils have been given the chance to make music with a ‘real-live’ pop musician.

Year 6 youngsters from St Mary’s C of E Primary School spent time jamming with Derry Brownson of early 1990s indie dance group EMF.

Derry visited the school to share his experience of music, talk to the children about guitars and play some music with them.

He even treated pupils to an impromptu version of the hit song, ‘Unbelievable’, which they had been listening to prior to his visit.

Head teacher Adrian Scarrett, said: “When I spoke to Derry and he said that he would be able to come and speak to the group, it was an opportunity too good to miss.

“They have been so excited about meeting him. Some children even turned up with copies of the record and album for him to sign.

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“They loved holding and playing the guitars that he brought in and hopefully he will be able to visit again in the New Year and they will be able to perform for him.

Mr Scarrett said music was a big feature of life at the school.

“If children can learn to love it and embrace it at this age, then it opens up many opportunities for them in later life,” he said.

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