At Greenmeadow, we believe music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. Positive musical experiences are directly linked to improved mental well-being and the expression of emotions. We aim to provide pupils with the vocabulary of music which enables them to evaluate and develop their knowledge and understanding of musical techniques. With the use of Charanga, we build skills using repetition and addition of new concepts as the children progress through the school. Children are exposed to a wide range of musical styles and are taught to perform and create in a variety of ways.
We were very fortunate to have visitors from Swindon Music Service to play their stringed instruments to the children. The pupils heard music from all around the world demonstrating their different styles found in those areas of the world. They heard music from Ireland, Germany, Russia, Scotland, Spain, Jamaica, China and North America all being played on a violin, voila and a cello.