Music and Sound at Clober Nursery

Children at Clober 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. The children were very interested in finding out about the zoo at Mugdock Park, we used our voices to tell the story of the zoo (our voices) and musical instruments to tell how Charlie the elephant followed his keeper home, got stuck in a doorway and had to be rescued by the fire brigade. 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) and at home (Carpet beater, sweeping brush, metal bucket, cod bottle, egg beater) . We had fun creating the sound of a steam train (using our voices), and saying the engine number 9 rhyme, recording our car journeys (our voices, car horn) taking us on adventures in time with Katie Bairdie. The children recorded their own sounds using iPad and created soundscapes using the Loopy app.You can listen to their work here: