Pupils at Accrington School show off musical talent on the ukulele

A group of elementary school students showed off their musical talents and perfected their skills on the ukulele.

St Anne’s and St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, based in Sandy Lane, Accrington, has partnered with the Lancashire Music Hub and all pupils in Years 3 and 4 have ukulele lessons.

Acting Deputy Headmaster Gill Chadwick said: “The pupils really enjoy it.

“We have over 30 ukuleles and the students have lessons every Friday for two terms and then they put on a musical show for the parents.

“Part of the national curriculum is for students to learn an instrument and it’s been great to see how they’ve embraced it.

“At Sainte-Anne and Saint-Joseph, we understand that the arts are a valuable part of the program. We want students to thrive and show off their creativity and artistic talents.

“In Years 4 and 5, pupils who wish can continue and take guitar lessons through the Lancashire Music Hub.

“We are also part of the Lancashire Music Hub’s ‘Charanga Music School’, so we have pupils learning glockenspiel, piano and other instruments. We have extremely talented students!

Student Ibrahim Mohammed said, “I like it when we learn songs.”

Cole Walsh said: “It’s a lot of fun.”

Louisa McGrath added, “We learn new chords and notes every week on the ukulele.”