Students enjoy a week of activities

NILABE110613a3sch, Ilkeston schools international week. Bollywood dancing at ilkeston school.
NILABE110613a3sch, Ilkeston schools international week. Bollywood dancing at ilkeston school.

STEEL drumming, willow sculpting and Bollywood dancing were enjoyed by pupils as part of Ilkeston Schools’ International Week.

The group of seven schools, six primary and Ilkeston Specialist Arts College, take part in events to encourage students to explore other cultures.

NILALMSCH110615C2 - Hands on Music workshop. from left Georgina Price, four, musician Richard Arter and Emily Daire, four

NILALMSCH110615C2 - Hands on Music workshop. from left Georgina Price, four, musician Richard Arter and Emily Daire, four

Kate Le Prevost, from Ilkeston Specialist Arts College, said: “The pupils really enjoy the whole experience.

“There’s been so many different events and activities, everyone has found something they’ve enjoyed.

“It’s really important that the children get involved with things like this and try out different things.”

Activities ran at all of the schools from June 13 to 17.

NILABE110613c1sch, Ilkeston schools international week. Chaucer junior school boom whacking.

NILABE110613c1sch, Ilkeston schools international week. Chaucer junior school boom whacking.

Schools took part in willow sculpting workshops.

Kate added: “The idea behind the willow sculpting is so that there is something left behind after the week is complete.

“We wanted the schools to have something to represent what they had learned and experienced.”

Pupils are also busy practising their Bollywood routines ready for the World Record attempt which will take place on Ilkeston Market Place on Tuesday.

Thousands of children will take to the street to perform a dance in an attempt to get in the Guiness Book of World Records for the Largest Bollywood Dance.