Evergreen School

We have delivered a series of music workshops to various classes at Evergreen School at both their Deansway and Brittan Lane Campus’ in Warwick, for children and young people with Special Educational Needs.

Themed around our latest album Earthcycle, pupils have written melody and lyrics for their own songs based on spring, led by our professional Swan players and folk singer Jackie Oates

Each class had their own large artwork that was displayed at the final concerts. The songs were built up using Makaton, displayed on the board and by using artwork to make sure as many children could be involved as possible.

Those who did not or could not sing were involved by playing handheld percussion, or expressing themselves through drawing whilst the music was being performed.

Each workshop culminated in a wonderful sharing concert, with parents invited to watch. 

"J is profoundly deaf, and took an interest in learning the harp. Over the weeks he became more intrigued with the harp, and started to pluck the strings and and we also aided him in shaking percussion and feeling vibrations. His Mum came to watch him play the harp in the final concert, and is looking into buying him the instrument and getting lessons!"

"E loved the violin, and the school sourced one for her to learn on. The class learnt the song ‘Eloise has an orchestra’ to the tune of Old McDonald has a farm. She performed this in the concert – despite being very nervous."

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"The class was engaged and enjoyed singing along with the musicians, especially the peaceful songs of the harp. The musicians were excellent at engaging with all students no matter their ability"

"Best thing that has happened to the school all year!"

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