And the beat goes on at LIPA Primary School

Pupils of the newly-opened LIPA Primary School celebrated a cultural exchange with a Staffordshire school with a stunning display of drumming.

Led by the teachers and supported by parent and community musician Joe Wilson, the colourful event saw 20 Year 6 pupils from St Luke’s in Newcastle-under-Lyme joining the 52 LIPA reception year pupils in a riot of drumming, costumes, singing and samba as part of a celebration of both the completion of building work on the school’s brand new city centre facilities and of the children’s achievements so far.

Greg Parker, headteacher at LIPA Primary School, said: “Not only were we delighted to play host to Joe and his wonderful drummers, but we were also delighted to celebrate the positive start our pupils have made to their school lives, as they begin to use project- and event-based learning to help them understand the world around them.”

Having opened its doors to its first pupils in September, LIPA Primary School is unique among schools in Liverpool and beyond in its combination of learning through the creative and performing arts to enrich teaching and learning in the early development of literacy and numeracy.

LIPA’s CEO and founding principal Mark Featherstone-Witty said: “Our primary youngsters learn by doing – which is what our undergraduates do.

“We can now witness, in our own institution where, how and when the skills and attributes of a life time begin”.

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