The gamelan actually went really well - we learnt by ear, played by numbers, acted off the cuff, and then captured the whole thing on video. Well done, year 7.
Also, I love using that line "welcome to..." - it seems to get the kids interested straight away. Only pressure then is to follow it up with something sufficiently attention grabbing.
I'm poring over a score of Haydn right now - trying to get tomorrow's workshop interesting, concise and informative. Getting the sugar paper and flags at the ready...
I'm excited about this year - lots of learning, lots of new people, lots of character development.
"a new thing"
Yes, boi. (welcome to year 8...)