Chessington hosts world's largest-ever drum lesson



Plonk hundreds of kids in a theme park and you'd typically be met with a sugar-fuelled, ear drum-bursting mass of excitable confusion. Last week said youngsters put that sugar-fuelled energy to good use as they broke the world record for the largest-ever drum lesson.

The park's Wanyama Village and Reserve hosted the event, and saw 260 youngsters play their way into the record books. The whole thing was in celebration of Chessington opening the Zafari Bar and Grill.

Of the record-breaking lesson Chessington's chief explorer David Smith, said: "Every day at Chessington is a wild adventure, but today has been a particularly big hit. It was pure percussion perfection."

Rich Chamberlain

Rich is a teacher, one time Rhythm staff writer and experienced freelance journalist who has interviewed countless revered musicians, engineers, producers and stars for the our world-leading music making portfolio, including such titles as Rhythm, Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, and MusicRadar. His victims include such luminaries as Ice T, Mark Guilani and Jamie Oliver (the drumming one).