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Music Activities: Schools' Autism Awareness Week
We’re coming to the end of the first ever National School Autism Awareness Week (14-18 March) led by the National Autistic Society. During the week schools have been encouraged to get involved in a wide variety of activities to raise autism awareness and equip a new generation with the knowledge to accept and empathise with autistic people.
There are at least 1 in 100 people in the UK with autism. Autism is a complex developmental disability which affects a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. Autism is defined by a certain set of behaviours and is a ‘spectrum disorder’ that affects individuals differently and to varying degrees.
Music and autism research supports the benefits that music and music therapy has on individuals with autism. The most compelling evidence lies in the areas of social and emotional communication, reduced anxiety, increased speech output and increased interaction with peers.
Autism and music do definitely go together and there...
Report finds disabled children ‘being excluded from play’
Yesterday, the former Labour Home Secretary Lord Blunkett and the national deafblind charity, Sense, launched a national report, ‘The Case for Play’. The report revealed that play opportunities for the 570,000 disabled children in England and Wales and specifically the 100,000 with complex care needs, are failing at every level, resulting in these children missing out on play vital to their development.
Lord Blunkett found the report “both illuminating and thought-provoking” as it identifies a lack of attention by government, insufficient funding at a local level and negative attitudes towards disabled children and their families. It follows a three month public inquiry into the provision of play opportunities for disabled children aged 0-5 with multiple needs.
Sense, a national charity that supports and campaigns for children and adults who have sensory impairments and complex needs, are campaigning for changes to the way play services are designed and delivered and plans...
Pancake Day Musical Fun and Activities and Songs to Sing!
Happy Pancake Day!
Shrove Tuesday (known as Pancake Day) is the traditional day of feasting and fun before the forty days of Lent that lead up to Easter. The idea was to use up any luxury foods that will not be eaten during Lent. To do this they made pancakes using all the eggs, butter and milk, and then enjoying them with a variety of tasty fillings. The next day, Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent and the period of fasting begins.
Shrove Tuesday has more than its fair share of unique and unusual songs, rhymes and poems. It’s a great opportunity to read stories and poems, sing songs and play music before cooking up a stack of yummy pancakes, flipping them, racing with them and then of course eating them!
Here is a few Pancake Day songs to sing outdoors before the pancake tossing begins!
Tune of ‘Skip To My Lou’
Pop a little pancake into the pan Pop a little pancake into the pan Pop a little pancake into the pan That’s for my dinner today
National Farm Attractions Network (NFAN) Members enjoy no-fail music making!
Percussion Play were delighted to join up with Rupert Oliver’s Ideas Factory to exhibit at this year’s National Farm Attraction Network annual conference and trade show.
With over 250 members, The National Farm Attractions Network (NFAN) originally started as a networking organisation. Now, as well as knowledge sharing and encouraging best practices, it keeps members up to date on the latest advice from HSE, represents the farm attraction industry at government meetings, provides ongoing support and guidance and runs regular member events such as open days, roadshows and workshops. The NFAN Annual Conference and Trade Exhibition is their biggest event of the year.
Rupert Oliver’s Ideas Factory specialise in designing and creating amazing indoor and outdoor play areas with quirky twists for farm parks and adventure parks such as Peppa Pig World, Cannon Hall Farm, Heads of Ayr Farm Park and Knockhatch Adventure Park to name just a few.
A day out at a Farm Park just isn’t...
Outdoor Music Ensembles - A Guide to Ensure your Ensemble Performs and Sounds the Best
We’ve recently launched a range of outdoor musical instrument ‘ensembles’ for musicians of every ability. Designed to save our customers money when ordering a group of instruments and to help ensure the combination of instruments sound harmonious and complimentary, these ensembles are a great way to get your outdoor music project moving quickly and easily.
An ensemble is defined as a group of people or musicians playing instruments and performing together. Playing music with others is very different from playing on your own and an ensemble allows players to experiment with different sounds, playing techniques and to practice improvisation. Different instruments playing together can sound great just by virtue of the inherent differences in their character and sound. However as we hear and learn the different kind of sound each instrument makes, we can then find ways of using these sounds in more exciting ways. By listening and paying close attention to each other and making the...