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April, 2016

  1. Level 3&4 Captain AB Songwriting Challenge

    April 20, 2016 by kmelitsis

    As a part of a whole school initiative to create discussion and awareness on issues such as anti-bullying and our school values, all students in Level 3 and 4 took part in a group song writing challenge in Music. This Captain AB Challenge began as a poster/video challenge in classrooms, but I thought it would be great to adapt this to Music as it can engage audiences in so many ways.

    We began by listening to songs with a catchy riff or beat and then discussed different styles of music. We also discussed how songs are structured. Here is an anchor chart of our discussion:


    Students are lucky enough to be able to use the app ‘Garageband’ to compose their group song. Some of the guidelines were that students need to set a plan before they began recording. The plan included: writing lyrics, ensuring all group members had a job and utilising their rehearsal time and space effectively.

    Here are some photos of students working collaboratively during this unit.


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    Students have also made an iMovie and will hopefully show this at assembly once completed. Well done to all the Level 3 and 4 students for taking on this challenge!

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