Musical Play Sculpture at Milborne St Andrew First School

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music workshop, with slap-tubes

detail of carvings

detail of carvings

detail of carvings

detail of carvings

newly installed

newly installed

This is from the school’s website :

Sculptured Musical Instrument

24th September 2015

Today was a very exciting day for children and staff at Milborne St Andrew School. The Sculptured Musical instrument which was installed yesterday was ready for play! This has been part of a long term plan for improvements and enhancements to the playground area and has been jointly funded by Friends of School and the Ernest Cook Trust. (Thank you to all who made and bought cakes all year!)

It consists of three panels which have the children’s carvings and chime bars and marimba between.  It was set up next to our fairly recently established outdoor stage, in the hope that the children will combine both. Eliot led a workshop for small groups of children.

After explaining about the origins of the instrument the children began to explore the instrument. This was followed by some work on listening to each other. The children went on to learn about call and response activities and by the end of the session were working as a group to create arrangements.

They had a lovely day and are looking forward to many more opportunities to show off their musical skills.