Youngsters embrace Indian culture in an interactive workshop

Children from Nelson Academy in Downham Market took part in a music workshop at the Downham Tandoori

Children from Nelson Academy in Downham Market took part in a music workshop at the Downham Tandoori. Picture: Chris Biele - Credit: Chris Biele

Youngsters from a Downham Market school swapped their pens for sitars during a fun workshop to learn more about Indian culture.

Children from Nelson Academy in Downham Market took part in a music workshop at the Downham Tandoori

Children from Nelson Academy in Downham Market took part in a music workshop at the Downham Tandoori. Picture: Chris Biele - Credit: Chris Biele

As part of their topic on India, two year 4 classes from Nelson Academy were treated to a trip to Downham Tandoori for an interactive lesson in traditional dance and music from India.

More than 50 children attended the workshop organised by restaurant owner Anwar Ali, where they had a go at playing the tabla drums, singing songs and practicing dance moves led by two professional South Asian musicians.

Children from Nelson Academy in Downham Market took part in a music workshop at the Downham Tandoori

Children from Nelson Academy in Downham Market took part in a music workshop at the Downham Tandoori. Picture: Chris Biele - Credit: Chris Biele

Teacher Jessica Sykes said: 'Our topic for half term is on India, so instead of just writing about it I thought it would be nice to go to an Indian restaurant to learn more about the culture and try some food.

'Some of the children were quite overdramatic and thought the food was quite spicy, but the trip was great, a really good experience.'

Children from Nelson Academy in Downham Market took part in a music workshop at the Downham Tandoori

Children from Nelson Academy in Downham Market took part in a music workshop at the Downham Tandoori. Picture: Chris Biele - Credit: Chris Biele


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Children from Nelson Academy in Downham Market took part in a music workshop at the Downham Tandoori

Children from Nelson Academy in Downham Market took part in a music workshop at the Downham Tandoori. Picture: Chris Biele - Credit: Chris Biele

Children from Nelson Academy in Downham Market took part in a music workshop at the Downham Tandoori

Children from Nelson Academy in Downham Market took part in a music workshop at the Downham Tandoori. Picture: Chris Biele - Credit: Chris Biele

Children from Nelson Academy in Downham Market took part in a music workshop at the Downham Tandoori

Children from Nelson Academy in Downham Market took part in a music workshop at the Downham Tandoori. Picture: Chris Biele - Credit: Chris Biele

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