Proms in the Playground at Salmestone Primary School

Proms in the Playground

Salmestone Primary School  joined forces with Graham Smith of Thanet Drum Tuition to entertain and delight families with their Proms in the Playground summer event.

Children across all year groups performed an array of song choices from Cotton Eye Joe by Rednex, through to Welcome to the Jungle by Guns N’ Roses and finishing with a rousing version of Proud by M People from the whole school.

The event was a brilliant way to see out the school year, said headteacher Tom Platten, adding: “We were so happy that families were able to join us to celebrate the children’s hard work, their singing was excellent and our children who have dedicated themselves to their instruments this year were really given a chance to shine. We are so proud of them all.”

Tom Platten, Headteacher of Salmestone, Tamara Canvas and Graham Smith of Thanet Drum Tuition

Graham Smith teaches guitar, drums and keyboard lessons at the school on a weekly basis and his pupils were able to perform alongside their friends singing.

He said: “The proms are a brilliant opportunity for our students to get up and perform in front of a supportive crowd. It is always a fun experience for not only the students but for the staff and parents.”

The Proms in the Playground showcase was followed by the school’s summer fair, with many stalls from local businesses, a DJ, traditional raffles and tombolas and even a visit from the local fire brigade.

Mr Platten said: “We can’t wait to start organising next year’s event, the school community really pulled together to put on such an amazing afternoon of entertainment.”