Music and Sound at Castlehill Nursery

Children at Castlehill nursery learned about how Bearsden developed alongside the railway, the people that commuted to work in Glasgow and what Bearsden was like before the railway, looking at pictures of the fields and farms. Over 6 sessions the children made music with things that you might find on a farm, in an office (typewriter, rotary phone), in a school (chalk, marbles, school bell, wooden rulers), down a mine (musical instruments, voices) and at home (Carpet beater, metal bucket, cod bottle, whisk, egg beater) . We had fun creating the sound of a steam train, and saying the engine number 9 rhyme, recording our car journeys (our voices, car horn) taking us on adventures in time with Katie Bairdie. We loved singing the Katie Bairdie song and making up our own verses! The children recorded their own sounds using iPad and created soundscapes using the Loopy app.You can listen to their work here: