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We deliver concerts and education workshops for children of primary school age and/or for children with special needs. A one-off concert focuses on audience participation in an informal and relaxed way to make the experience as engaging and enjoyable as possible for the listeners. A project of five workshop sessions with a final 'performance' can cover aspects of music such as the four elements of sound using rhythm games, movement, singing, dancing, simple composition and improvisation, miming and acting.
Intergenerational Project Feedback
What have we learnt? - Comments from children:
That I shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. I wouldn’t have thought older people were as cool as they are.
How to talk to older people, how to play drums at the right time and get the best sound.
How to play a singing bowl. How to co-operate well and bond with the elderly.
How to socialise. I’ve learnt how older people can be friendly.
I was surprised they were kind.
How to be sociable, saw how they can be kind
How to co-operate with other people nicely.
What did you enjoy? Comments from all ages:
Singing the song with Towno.
Playing the drums, Chinese bells, little frog, big frog, flute……..
Enjoyed the children
Enjoyed it when we were sat in pairs and working together.
Interaction between people
Music, it was fantastic and the children were really good. Their teachers must be proud of them and their parents. They are a credit to their school.
"It gave them all a sense of worth and pride in what they could achieve and improved confidence in a few of the quieter children."
Teacher, St Andrew's C of E Primary School, Headington, Oxford"The project developed the children's teamwork and co-operative skills, as well as their confidence in their abilities to perform."
Teacher, Bayards Hill School"We found that the style of delivery had a settling effect on our students, especially those on the Autistic spectrum. This enabled them to take part in group activities for longer periods than in a conventional classroom environment and with lower stress levels."
Teacher, Henley College (A college for children with severe learning difficulties.)