Pupils prepare for ukulele showcase

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Strumming strings . . . Glenham School pupils (back row, left) Reid Welch (8) , Liam Bradfield (9), Ted Rabbidge (7), (front row, left) Wyatt Leigh-Rhind (8), Eridan Sewell (8) , Mackenzie Maxwell (6), Milton Maxwell (8) practise their ukulele skills at school before lockdown. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Glenham School pupils are fine-tuning their ukulele skills.

Principal Cheryl White said the school hoped to perform with other Southland schools in the Invercargill Big Strum later on in the year.

The school started learning ukulele last year, and planned to perform at the Big Strum event; however the concert was cancelled due to Covid-19.

“The students really enjoyed learning the ukulele, so I signed us up again this year.

“We are working towards performing in November with other Southland schools in the Big Strum.”

Songs the pupils were learning included Yellow Taxi, Colour Me In Sunshine and Pepeha

Her main motivation for teaching the pupils ukulele was because of her background in music, choir and teaching instruments, Ms White said.

“When I started at Glenham, I saw that we already had ukuleles but they were not being utilised, so I signed us up with Kiwileles.”