On Thursday 15th June, Lion Class took part in ‘Beat It!’ a Guinness World Record attempt at Portsmouth Guildhall for the most djembe drums being played in an ensemble...
On Thursday 15th June, Lion Class took part in ‘Beat It!’ a Guinness World Record attempt at Portsmouth Guildhall for the most djembe drums being played in an ensemble. It was part of a celebration for BBC World Music Day. We had to drum along to a song all about being healthy and make sure we didn’t miss a single beat! We worked very hard and learned about being part of an ensemble and how important it was to break the world record! We were all very excited to see if we could do it.
The existing world record for djembe drumming in an ensemble was 476 people….. but guess what?! That world record was smashed by us and lots of children from other schools in Portsmouth! The new Guinness World Record is now 900 people, and we are part of that World Record!
It was such an exciting event to be part of. We saw the Royal Marines Marching Band, the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth and we even appeared on the big screen in the Guildhall Square! We all made sure we were wearing our biggest smiles! We were interviewed by the BBC, so we were hoping to get on the television too!
To make sure that record was broken, we practised our djembe drumming in every music lesson with Elizabeth as well as in class so we could help break the record. We had a lot of fun and were so proud to be part of an exciting and world record breaking event.