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Flying Bull does Ports Fest

This weekend is Ports Fest, in Portsmouth, and as is becoming an annual tradition (do you remember the selfie station?), Year 6 have taken part in a unique creation of their own. We painted a piano. 

One of the events taking place as part of the Festival is Portsmouth Keys, where schools have been donated a piano to decorate. Their creation has then been delivered (and tuned) in locations all around Portsmouth for members of the public to play and spread the joy of music. 

The theme this year was ignite. The children came up with many different ideas on this theme culminating in our final design with inspiration from Ryley, Ula and Daniel taking centre stage. All children in the year group were then involved in the process from sanding the wood, to painting the base coat, to painting the design and helping to keep the courtyard clean. Finally, all children signed a brick on the piano as a way of marking their contribution. 

Today, the children went to the International Ferry Port, which will be home to our piano for the festival, and participated in a concert with the musician - Pianist without Borders - where they played drums to accompany him. Two of our pupils even had the opportunity to duet with him on the piano. 

Once the festival is over, the piano will be returned to Flying Bull where children from all across the school will get to see it and enjoy.