Rock star day is a hit at King’s Lynn primary school

As Howard Junior School transformed into the ‘School of Rock’ for the day, a real life-rock star Jeff Rich even performed for the children.

Rock star day is a hit at King’s Lynn primary school

The former drummer with the world-famous group Status Quo took to the main stage at Howard Junior School in King’s Lynn to drum out a set to more than 200 children.

He will be visiting more Norfolk schools throughout the week.

Head Gregory Hill said: “We’ve all had such a great day – even all our 25 staff members have dressed up as well.

“While we’ve dropped formal lessons for the day, we find that activities like this raise the children’s aspirations and help with their confidence.

“As well as having fun and being a rock star, they also learn lots of practical skills such as how to make music on their iPads and the team work involved with delivering a live performance on stage.”

He added: “At the end of the day, each class will be performing a rock song in the main school hall. It will be like a real concert and we will become a real-life ‘School of Rock’.”

Among the stars included Elvis who was in the building, Alice Cooper who was rocking it and the Nirvana fans were also out in force.

And before home time, Year 6 pupils kicked off the final performance with Queen’s Radio Ga Ga.

Year 6 Sophie Hopkins, who helped organise the day, said: “It’s lovely to see the children thrive in an area that they wouldn’t usually thrive in.

“There are elements of the curriculum that have been woven into today’s activities and this is a creative way of bringing them together. And the youngsters have been thoroughly enjoying themselves too.”