"Minute of Listening" Project Begins in 30 Primary Schools
Music Cornwall has teamed up with Sound And Music to bring this free pilot project to 30 primary schools in Cornwall for the Spring term.
It's an innovative project using music technology to give children access to a huge diversity of music and sound and, for sixty seconds each day, to focus on the richness and enjoyment of the act of listening. Sounds can be anything from African drumming to the sound of a porridge pot boiling. Schools are encouraged to explore different ways of using the software - maybe at the beginning of the day to focus the attention, in a whole-school assembly, or to use the music/sound as a springboard for cross-curricular activities.
Steve Hawker, who has been coordinating the project for Music Cornwall, comments:
"We are delighted to be a partner in this pilot project which shows how music technology can be of benefit not just for the music curriculum, but in developing the listening skills which are the basis for focused learning."
You can find out more about the project on the Sound and Music website.