Pupils from Years 5 and 6 embarked on an exciting music trip to Manchester Metropolitan University. The primary objective of this excursion was to provide the young learners with an immersive experience in various aspects of music, including samba music, music technology, and singing workshops.
Under the guidance of experienced instructors, the children were introduced to traditional samba instruments, such as the surdo (bass drum), tamborim (small hand drum), and agogô (bell-like percussion instrument). Through hands-on activities, the students learned to play these instruments and experienced the joy of creating samba rhythms as an ensemble.
In the music technology workshop, students were exposed to the fascinating world of digital music production. They explored various software and hardware tools used in modern music creation, such as digital audio workstations (DAWs), synthesizers, and audio interfaces. The workshop provided a platform for the students to experiment with sound manipulation. This hands-on experience not only fostered their creativity but also introduced them to potential career paths in the music industry.
The singing workshop allowed the students to explore the power of their voices. Under the guidance of vocal coaches, they learned proper breathing techniques, vocal warm-ups, and singing exercises. The workshop encouraged students to express themselves through song, building confidence and developing their musical abilities. Additionally, they had the opportunity to participate in group singing activities, fostering teamwork and camaraderie among the participants.
A great day was had by both pupils and staff!