The above song writing project for the national Year of Homecoming was led by the Fischy Music team in partnership with the Youth Music Initiative. P6 pupils within the North Berwick Cluster (Aberlady, Athelstaneford, Dirleton, Gullane, Law Primary )were involved in exploring their cultural identity and attitudes through song writing.
The pupils took part in a series of class-based workshops, preceded by some creative preparation led by their own teachers, they also worked with the Fischy team to write and record their own song, inspired by Scottish musical and cultural themes.
Feedback from pupils was very positive with many feeling that they had learned a lot from the project, had been successful in developing new skills and would be keen to undertake a similar project in the future. 08-track-08
Listen to their fantastic creations…
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Teams of P7 pupils from 5 East Lothian Primary Schools took part in the Enterprising Inventors Challenge at Woodburn Primary School today.
Pupils from Campie Primary, Musselburgh Burgh Primary, Prestonpans Primary, West Barns Primary and Dunbar Primary worked in teams of 10 to modernise a Scottish Invention related to science and technology.
Actors dressed up as the inventors provided introductory information for the teams before they were asked to update a particular invention to make it suitable for the future, providing a poster to explain their idea.
Campie Primary had to update the telephone for Alexander Graham Bell, with a futuristic communication device, while the other East Lothian schools updated the first self propelled bicycle, for Kilpatrick Macmillan, with a futuristic version.
Dunbar Primary school were the winning team in the Kilpatrick Macmillan section and were then joined by Kilpatrick Macmillan himself for some advice on presenting their idea to the public. While they did this, the other teams completed a further challenge to design a new castle for Mary Queen of Scots.
The team from Dunbar Primary went on to win the regional heat against the John Logie Baird Team, Alexander Graham Bell Team and The Thomas Telford Team. They now go forward to the Scottish final at the Glasgow Science Centre at the end of November.
All of the P7 pupils who took part in the event today worked well in their teams and came up with very imaginative ideas.
Building the Curriculum 4: Skills for Learning, Skills for Life and Skills for Work was released today. Click here to download the document directly, or you can read more about the document on the LTS website by clicking here.
Another new addition to the LTS website is their CPD resource for developing partnership with employers, click here to access this.