On Wednesday 16th October Abbs Cross music department welcomed Nimrod Margalit, a specialist in Israeli and Eastern Mediterranean music to run a GCSE workshop. Greek, Israeli and Palestinian music is new to the GCSE music specification and to be able to learn from a musician brought up in that culture was an extremely valuable experience. Students took part in performance, composition, improvisation and were fully immersed in the culture. Listening examples and creating GCSE revision resources also formed part of the session.
In addition to our students benefiting we were able to invite GCSE pupils from the trust school The Warren to join the experience. The pupils performed, composed and were able to benefit from each others experiences.