Some of our Year 3, 4 and 5 pupils had the opportunity to experience a traditional Irish pastime – playing the bodhrán. This opportunity presented itself in light of the month-long Irish heritage programme run by the Islington Mayor – Troy Gallagher and the London Irish Centre.
Islington has one of the biggest populations of people who identify as Irish in the UK, along with Camden and Brent. Many people in Islington also identify as second or third-generation Irish. This month-long programme of events will focus on their stories, to explore personal heritage, share cultural traditions and encourage others to get involved.
Islington Council is working with London Irish Centre to organise these events, strengthening and furthering existing relationships, in support of the Mayor’s chosen charities: icap, James’ Place and forum+.
Our pupils loved the experience and look forward to the next workshop, which will be based around Irish Dancing!