Pupils master the ukulele

THE corridors of a Nailsea primary school have been ringing to the strains of When I’m Cleaning Windows since the school year began in September.

All 61 children in year three at Golden Valley Primary School have been learning to play the ukulele, an instrument made famous by comedian George Formby in the 1930s, with a weekly lesson by Jim Parfitt from North Somerset Music Service.

They soon picked up enough other tunes to perform a concert for parents with some children even brave enough to handle a solo or duet.

Headteacher Kevin Lynch said: “It is lovely to hear the children strumming and singing on a Thursday afternoon as you walk down the corridor.

“Mr Parfitt has taught the children really well, and many children have now bought their own ukulele as they are so keen to play.”