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.
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!