Wheatcroft School pupils visited by musician Snake Davis

Pupils at Wheatcroft school were treated to a visit from a special guest yesterday (Wednesday).

Thursday, 16th January 2020, 2:56 pm
Updated Thursday, 16th January 2020, 2:56 pm
Snake, front row second from right, with the school orchestra and staff. Picture: Wheatcroft School

Snake Davis is a session musician who has played with artists such as Tom Jones, Culture Club, Calvin Harris, Beyonce, Take That and the Spice Girls.

In the 1980s he fronted York band Zoot and the Roots.

Snake visited Wheatcroft school on Wednesday January 16 where he gave two assemblies to Key Stage 2 and then Key Stage One and Early Years pupils.

Snake with Year 6 pupils. Picture: Wheatcroft School.

Head teacher Jenny Hartley said: "Yesterday's visit to Wheatcroft by Snake Davis was a great success and thoroughly enjoyed by every pupil and member of staff.

"[The assemblies] took pupils on a musical journey around the world demonstrating musical instruments from the didgeridoo to an Indian flute.

"He also played his saxophones and performed one of his famous solos to Take That's Million Love Songs."

Snake then gave musical workshops to different groups on pupils throughout the day and joined in with the school's orchestra after school.

On Twitter Snake said: "Really brilliant day with students of Wheatcroft Primary Scarborough. Wonderful school where music is very highly valued really well taught."