Today we were working with children from the primary site of Springfield School, and nearby mainstream primary Stanton Harcourt School. We had a lovely time with these younger pupils, who were all very interested in each other, if a little bit shy! We spent a lot of time exploring different instruments, seeing how they made noise, and trying out all the different sounds they could make. The children from Springfield particularly enjoyed the different vibrations made by instruments such as the shruti-box (see picture) and the harp.
Next we learned our songs: Fine Sailing, an ancient 'break up' song, and The Good Man - a slightly silly song about a man who comes home and sees things that aren't there. You can hear our performance of The Good Man in the video below. In the afternoon we learned a ballad about Robin Hood, telling the story of how a man called Arthur joined his gang. We had a lot of fun with body and vocal percussion during this song!