These resources have been posted to support the learning of children at West Earlham Infant School. Children from Year 2 have been learning uke with Clara and Panda, funded by Norfolk Music Hub's schools grant.
Thank you to Gemma Cullingford, Ian Brownlie and Kim Moore for their contributions.
Songbook for C, Am, F, G7
Songs to learn once children can play G7.
Download ILOVEUKE Songbook
Print double sided, flip on the short edge
Strum your Uke
You Are My Sunshine
Clara is delivering a 6-week beginners ukulele course at The Garage in Norwich starting Monday 20th February.
Monday 5-5.456pm age 7-9 (years 3&4)
Monday 5.45-6pm age 9-11 (years 5&6)
Learn how to strum, pick and make chords. Together, we'll play well known songs and make up our own too. Suitable for beginners - we can provide ukes until you get your own.
ILOVEUKE can supply ukuleles if you would like your own, click here to take a look!
This class costs £33 for the 6 week course.
Please book with The Garage on 01603 283382
14 Chapelfield North
Norwich NR2 1NY
Children from our ukulele clubs helped raise £275 for cancer charity The Big C at our Christmas performance at The Forum.
Good work everyone! There are lots more photos here.
Our first children's uke fest
Our first Children's Ukulele Festival took place on 2nd Feb - and what a wonderful day it was!
Around 90 young uke players aged between six and nine from seven Norfolk schools came to The Garage in Norwich to celebrate World Play Your Ukulele Day with workshops, sharings and a performance by The Banana Ukulele Band.
The schools which took part were Avenue Junior, Little Melton Primary, Mulbarton Infant, Mulbarton Junior, Newton Flotman Primary, West Earlham Infant and Recreation Road Infant.
The children are all learning ukulele in school, either as a whole class or in our lunchtime and after school clubs. The aim of the day was to inspire, motivate and celebrate their achievements.
They attended workshops with tutors Gemma Cullingford, Ian Brownlie, Alan Southgate, Kim Moore and Rachael Morrison. Some of the teachers and support staff learned how to play ukulele in 45 minutes with Clara Wiseman.
Students from Little Melton Primary and Mulbarton Junior worked towards their Arts Award Discover.
The festival was produced by ILOVEUKE, hosted by The Garage and funded by Youth Music.
Thank you to The Garage team, the schools and, most of all, the young uke players for taking part. It was a really special day, and we very much hope to do it again next year!
Photos © Teele Killing
The children were split into three groups for workshops. Gemma's group created a film soundtrack, Ian's group composed a soundscape for a story and Kim's group prepared a fun performance of choreographed songs.
After our workshops we met in theatre to share what we'd learned.
There were also smaller group performances from Avenues Junior and Newton Flotman Primary and Ian led a song called Ukulele Lady which we all played together - about 100 of us all together!
The Banana Ukulele Band
After lunch we were treated to a brilliant performance from The Banana Ukulele Band. They were really fun and after the show they came back for a Q & A session so we could find out about professional musicians and their work.
We were featured on Mustard TV and in the Evening News and EDP
Gemma made a video montage to remember our amazing fun-filled day!
Feedback from schools
"Our children were alight with joy about the event. They loved every second and have been totally inspired."