Stomping in Sidmouth "fantastic" say schoolkids

PUBLISHED: 17:45 25 November 2008 | UPDATED: 11:43 17 June 2010

YOUNGSTERS enjoyed a bit of a stomp when they visited Sidmouth College on Thursday.

YOUNGSTERS enjoyed a bit of a stomp when they visited Sidmouth College on Thursday.

Key stage two pupils from St Nicholas Junior, Sidbury and Newton Poppleford Primary schools, had a "fantastic time" building musical instruments from old items and undertook a Stomp workshop, playing rubber boom whackers and dustbins.

The all-day workshop emphasised team work, technology and some musical rhythm work.

Stomp is a unique combination of percussion, movement and visual comedy and its innovative street dance show is still running at theatres in London and New York.

It turns the junk and clutter of urban life into a source of rhythm and its workshop sessions are popular with schools, incorporating music, dance, numeracy, physical education, design and communication skills.

STOMP is about rhythm, which is common to all cultures. Everyone knows rhythm, if only from the beating of their own heart - it is the basis of all music. STOMP is about rhythm, which is common to all cultures. Everyone knows rhythm, if only from the beating of their own heart - it is the basis of all music.

STOMP is about rhythm, which is common to all cultures. Everyone knows rhythm, if only from the beating of their own heart - it is the basis of all music.

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