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Ukulele Record Broken

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Musical youngsters from Lee-on-the-Solent Junior School broke a musical record at a special ukulele concert. Pupils at the school formed a 90-strong ukulele orchestra to perform to classmates and parents on Tuesday, 29 March.

They broke the Hampshire record for the most number of children playing the instrument at the same time. The previous record was set last year and involved 60 pupils at a Southampton school.

Pupils from Lee on the Solent Junior School

Photos courtesy of The News

The children have all been learning the instrument under the tuition of Richard Hales, a teacher with Hampshire Music Service, as part of the service's Listen2Me programme which provides schoolchildren across the county with free music lessons in school. Richard Hales commented, "The ukulele has become an increasingly popular choice because it is inexpensive, easy to learn and lots of fun."

Pupils from Lee on the Solent Junior School