Last week, Year 5 headed off to the Barbican to enjoy a concert from the world renowned London Symphony Orchestra.

The theme of the concert was Forest and Fairy tales, with ancient stories from across Europe used to inspire various musical motifs.

Guided by our expert host, the children were able to enjoy the instruments played on stage and take part in the interactive experience. We sang along to the creepy story of the Erlking (who snatched a boy from his father in the forest), and enjoyed the legend of Dobrunka and her golden spinning wheel.

The children have all been learning to play a musical instrument during music lessons, so the chance to see the instruments in action on stage was very exciting!