Month: September 2011

Song making and conflict resolution

Jane Wheeler has developed and delivered a range of song writing projects in collaboration with Bridget Belgrave, an NVC (Nonviolent Communication) trainer and Georgia Thorp, a freelance story teller using puppets, and a conflict resolution trainer.

‘Connect With Respect’ was a 10 week project aimed at bringing Btech music students to an awareness of how they can work together more enjoyably and effectively through developing empathy. The team included Bridget, Sparkii Ski, music producer and Jane. The students wrote, recorded and performed their songs in collaboration with each other while they explored connecting with respect. There is a full resource pack, including DVD available on line. http://www.life-resources-shop.com
Download Connect with Resepct Flyer (PDF)

On another occasion, Waltham Forest invited 60 pupils and their teachers from across 10 schools to attend a creative song writing day for Anti Bullying week. Read more »

Programme title: Journeys, the Musical

March – July 2011: In this programme, in a series of one off workshops over 2 terms,  a team of artists worked alongside teachers and pupils at Kensington Primary school, Newham, to help them create their own musical, about their own journeys. The team involved a collaborative songwriting facilitator, a Bangladeshi singing teacher, a creative drama specialist, costume maker and 2 young music mentors.

All of the school teachers were facilitated to create a song collaboratively, all of key stage 1 and all of key stage 2 also wrote their own songs. Read more »