One pupil had a lovely time in music therapy with Emmeline this week. He enjoyed turn-taking and copying on the piano as well as singing well-known nursery rhymes, especially ‘Row, Row, Row Your Boat’. There was also lots of fun as he started making up his own songs with a lot of “Achoos!” and “Uh-Ohs!”
Good luck with the rest of your course Nadine and we hope to see you again in the future!
Our amazing Makaton Choir, dancers and drummers had great fun entertaining the whole school with their favourite songs as a fundraiser for Comic Relief.
We are also raising money through our World Book Day Book and DVD trolley and all the money received will be donated to Comic Relief. Total raised so far is £240.
The students and staff in Howes Hoose have also been busy selling red noses around the school. They have raised an amazing £90 and they have donated a further £50 from their soup making enterprise. A huge well done to everyone in Howes Hoose for their total of £140! (Photos to follow!)
Yesterday afternoon, we were extremely fortunate to have had a visit from Mary Raunikar Page and her harp. We had a great time listening to her play the harp and there was lots of fun as we all had the opportunity to explore the instrument and make our own music.
Today we were very lucky to receive a Lawman Piano which had been gifted to the school to help support all the amazing development and engagement work that takes place with our Music Therapist Emmeline. The Lawman Panio was created by Gordon Bell Pianos in conjuction with Passell designers to celebrate Aberdeen footballer Denis Law receiving the Freedom of Aberdeen City in 2018. The Panio has been on a tour of all the Football clubs that Dennis Law played for and on it’s return was auctioned off for charity. We are delighted to have been selected as it’s permanent home where we are sure it will be used by all of the pupils in school.
One of our Senior pupils really enjoyed the opportunity to make music on this amazing piano, which is fabulously decorated, including its light show and Dennis Law’s signature.
Our Music Therapist Emmeline has been working with pupils across the whole school. You can see all the happy faces as everyone loves their sessions with Emmeline.
We thought that everyone enjoyed watching our Makaton version of Reach for the Stars so much, that we would post it onto the Website. Our Choir has been singing and signing so well that they were asked to sing at the Aberdeen Evening Express Carol Concert and the Northfield ASG Christmas Concert. A huge well done to all of the choir.
Our Amazing Makaton Choir have created a new Video.
We hope you enjoy watching it is much as we enjoyed making it.