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Bottesford Primary School inspired by Peter's Ice Creams music challenge

An ice cream man has inspired children at Bottesford Primary School to take up a different kind of challenge.

The school has been inventive over the last term, trying to find ways to encourage pupils learning both at home and in school to feel motivated.

Children take up the 'ice cream challenge' at Bottesford Primary School. (37624135)
Children take up the 'ice cream challenge' at Bottesford Primary School. (37624135)

With this in mind, music co-ordinator Liz Mills decided to launch a series of music challenges, and the first was inspired by Peter’s Ice Creams.

Mrs Mills said: “On a hot day in Bottesford, the sound of Pete’s Ice Creams on his tour of the village, playing his theme tune, always brings a smile, so I thought maybe he would help me create a fun piece of learning for our children based on his tune and his ice creams.

“We would like to say a huge thank you to Pete’s Ice Creams for bringing a yummy encouragement to our learning.”

A challenge was set for pupils to create their own ice cream raps and songs to be put into a digital book of words and performances and shared on the school’s website.

For the most inventive, Pete agreed to award a round of ice creams for the entire family.

The resulting ‘book’ is now full of inspired work by the children and Pete decided that all entrants could have free ice creams and that those who also bravely videoed themselves performing their entry could have ice creams for the whole family.

To see the results of the challenge, go to https://bit.ly/2YO5mUD

Mrs Wills also thanked Lincolnshire Music Services for providing free lessons and members of the community who have helped to renovate and fix instruments.

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