Festival drum workshop

Samba Workshop: Members of the band practice ahead of the parade.
Samba Workshop: Members of the band practice ahead of the parade.

Schoolchildren brushed up on their drumming skills this week ahead of the showpiece Eastwood Arts Festival parade, due to take place today, July 12.

As our photo shows, they were taught Brazilian carnival- style drumming by the Nottingham School of Samba at Eastwood Comprehensive School. The band will lead the parade.