I was asked once again by Tracey at Wakefield Cathedral to deliver some musical workshops at their Community Cohesion Days in June for Year 3 pupils and their teachers. The theme was maintaining friendships, with a particular focus on boys as there were more of them in this cohort than usual. I created a chanty song which children in each of the 12 workshops had a go at with singing and boomwhackers, and also framed the workshops with stories of best mates Sammy and Manu. In each story they fell out and made a note of the problem in a way that was easily erased, and then solved the problem in a way that was permanent…thus mirroring the way a friendship can be maintained – sort out the problems and erase them from your memory and focus on the good stuff. Here are the stories, if you want to use them.