A SCHOOL is banging the drum for its latest acquisition.

Music mad students at The Dearne ALC now have three new drum kits to play with, courtesy of Goldthorpe Development Group (GDG).

Drum technician Paul Munday was drafted in by the group to deliver a new drum kit but when he arrived to find two broken, unused kits he took the opportunity to resurrect these, and now the school’s music department has three fully usable kits.

“This will make an enormous difference in school,” said music teacher Nicola Davis.

“We have lots of children who enjoy playing the drums and up until now they have had to use the tables.

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“We really want to thank Goldthorpe Development Group for thinking of us.”

The donation rounds off a fruitful musical partnership between The Dearne and GDG which also saw the school choir singing to residents of local care homes at an event organised by the group at Goldthorpe’s Unity Club with more activities planned in the near future.

Principal Joanne Wilson said: “Working with the local community is very high on the agenda for us this year.

“We want to make sure that children are quite rightly proud of their community and we see any partnerships as a fantastic opportunity to showcase what can be achieved when everyone works together.

“Children enjoyed getting to know their old friends in the community by serving them a full afternoon tea, provided by Goldthorpe Development Group, and then singing a range of songs.”