Students and teachers were taking part in a drumathon to raise money for new drumming equipment that the school is desperately in need of. The event last more than 7 hours and neither students nor staff took a break at any point. The engagement and motivation in this event was outstanding. Peter Lovell from Essex Music Services was pleased with everyone’s involvement and enthusiasm. Everyone was wearing drumming T-Shirts and enjoyed a full day of music. The money raised exceeded the amount the school needed by a lot. Ryan Locke, a student from year 7 states that drumming helped him release stress and anger.