MADD day at Chingford School

A day of cross-cultural creative art forms for 240 Year 9 students in Chingford School, with something for everyone

ETO visited Chingford Foundation School in July to coordinate a MADD (Music, Art, Drama and Dance) day for the whole of Year 9. Students were treated to interactive workshops led by creative artists from around the world. 40 workshops took place across the whole campus of the school and culminated in a jam session in the school hall.

Throughout the day students learnt about the meanings of the different movements in Indian Bharatanatyam dance, guided by Beeja Dance Company. They were physically challenged by capoeira workshops given by Kabula Capoeira. Musical sessions included creative jazz, led by Pete Letanka and Adriano Adewale, and Japanese drumming with Taiko Meantime Drumming. Teamwork and coordination were tested in puppetry workshops with Bunraku puppets from the Little Angel Theatre Company, and in circus workshops led by Circus Space. Students were given a further taste of Japanese culture in calligraphy sessions with Akemi Solloway Tanaka. Finally Indian Rangoli workshops, led by Neemita Dhabi, used vibrantly coloured rice and coconut, which not only looked gorgeous but smelled delicious too.

We are deeply grateful to all the practitioners who led the workshops and to Chingford School who organised the day wonderfully and whose pupils were a joy to work with.

Showing At

  1. Chingford Foundation School
    11th Jul 2012 - 9:00 am
  1. Chingford Foundation School — 11th Jul 2012 - 9:00 am

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Showing At

  1. Chingford Foundation School
    11th Jul 2012 - 9:00 am

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