MUSIC filled the classrooms of a primary school as youngsters enjoyed activities to encourage them to become the musicians of the future.
Portsdown Primary in Cosham held a Magic Friday for pupils.
Each half-term it organises an experience day to help pupils increase their understanding of the world and offer different career opportunities.
Titled ‘So you want to be a musician’, a day of musical activities was organised.
There were singing workshops, a steel band and younger students had a chance to perform their own version of hit percussion show Stomp! using a variety of household objects like bins, saucepans and wooden spoons.
Blessing Okani, 10, is in Year 5. She said: ‘We have been making up our own songs in our separate year groups. It’s been fun. I like it because it makes me happy and makes me enjoy myself.’
James Reilly-Langley, 11, is in Year 6. He said: ‘I’m not that into singing but it’s been fun. It’s more exciting than I thought it would be.’
Lily Smith, 10, of Year 6, said: ‘I find it fun because we get to stand up and dance. I like to dance and sing along to the melody.’
Deputy head Daphne Wright said: ‘At school we wanted to give our children a chance to have different experiences.
‘We wanted to show them that being on The X Factor isn’t just about being famous. It’s about hard work. We wanted to show them the skills that are required to become a musician.
‘The level of excitement was massive. We had the staff up and dancing as well and all the children were dancing. That’s what we want – enjoyment but learning at the same time.’
It’s the school’s second Magic Friday. The previous one focused on circus skills.