This is where the music plays!

In the primary school in Bad Bedakesa, the transition from one class to the next is celebrated with a project week and therefore to an unforgettable time for the pupils*. The Evangelical Lutheran congregation Wesermünde organizes for this time each year various workshops with professional artists*, who create an extracurricular program with the children. This year the focus will be on “Music and Storytelling”. Singing, instrumental studies, listening to music, but also inventing and telling stories are part of the practically oriented week, like the fine arts.

My groups, two second classes, came every day alternating into the art room. Guided by the teacher, there were small exercises on the subject of “class community and consideration” throughout the week. The topic was deepened with short video recordings of practical examples, where interpersonal solidarity and mutual consideration are particularly important. In this way the children got to know the phenomenon of an orchestra in which each musician takes care of the other. A beautiful melody can only be heard in good interplay. The children were taught how to draw the clef and what it stands for in music. Different rhythm exercises were knocked with pens on the tables. Everyone was allowed to show what he could do.

 

The class community as a theme for the score!

Flying notes!

Each child was given a transparent acrylic glass ball, which was filled with personal stories, play figures, fimo, model figures and photos in successive steps throughout the week. At the end of the week, the balls were hung in a huge perforated sheet music clef, which was specially installed on the ceiling in the school entrance area. The balls form a three-dimensional “score of the class community” below the clef. The project lasted one week and was designed for a second class, i.e. 7-8 year old children.

The different working steps for the creation of the “flying notes”

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