Over 300 children have discovered more about the local landscape through the medium of music - thanks to a new pilot project 'Songs and Sounds in the High Weald'.
Children have used listening, singing, composing and percussion skills to learn more about the High Weald and its history. Activities included learning, and adapting, traditional folk songs as well as arranging instruments to compose a 'soundscape' of the forges, hammers and rushing water of former High Weald iron workings.
Following a successful pilot scheme the workshops are now being offered to other High Weald Hero schools across the area. For a small fee, schools can participate in a series of workshops and recording sessions, run by Mark Broad from Voice and Word.
Feedback from the pilot scheme indicated a high level of teacher satisfaction with the workshops, with strong support for them to continue.