Throughout lockdown in the UK, I ran ‘Lockdown Beatbox Sessions’ for children across the globe. I knew that however the Covid-19 pandemic was going to affect me, there were millions of others that were much worse off.
Belle and Frankie haven’t smiled like that for weeks.We’re all feeling the strain of living in top of each other in the flat.They’re feeling sad…and I’m worried about them feeling sad (along with ALL the rest of it) but yesterday they SMILED!!
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From The Lockdown Beatbox Sessions
There were over 170 children that signed up to join the weekly sessions and I scheduled 2 sessions each week. One for the younger children, aged 6 years+ and the other for ages 9 years+. I also had to think about the varying time-zones as many children tuned in from the UK but also from Australia, the US, India, Brazil, Abu Dhabi, France and Denmark. So, I decided on a morning session and an afternoon session to cater for as many children as possible.
Although we are all 'online' in a virtual classroom, each in our own home (or garden, thanks to the great weather in the UK for the most part of the lockdown) the vibrancy and pure energy of the children permeates each and every space. The joy can be seen and felt and it's such a blessing to have received such warming messages from appreciative parents.
My 9 yr daughter has been attending some of Danny's beatbox classes during lockdown and has really enjoyed them. It's given her something new to try in between the home school work set! Danny is excellent with the kids and is really encouraging and patient. Thouroughly recommend!
My son had a fab experience with Danny and the Lockdown beatbox series ... love how he gets to express his passion for beatboxing in a warm and welcoming online environment. It's been a great series of lessons and he's learnt new skills and practices them often.
It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The sessions were free of charge although I'm grateful to those that were able to also support by contributing via donations. I'm so glad that I got the sessions underway as it was an anchor for me personally too and something that I looked forward to delivering each week.