Music for all: Breaking the Bubble

Music for all: Breaking the Bubble

Dear All
Sorry there was no review last week, as I was on my skiing holiday in France; no broken bones!
Today in drama was a special session called Breaking the Bubble. The visitors were some local head teachers, deputy teachers and music tutors, and the only one not there was Anthony O’Sullivan, who was on holiday.
We started with Graham Dowd talking about the Breaking the Bubble project; we will use music technology for disabled people. Then Jim Pincher talked more about the day. Followed by a ‘getting to know each other’ session, then Graham told us more, and mentioned Health and Safety.
Next, Graham and Liz from Community Music did some songs with actions, which we all sang. Graham then sang another song about the jungles of Brazil, in which we did the sound effects. He also said he works with people who are severely disabled (both learning and physically) and that music technology helps them in many ways; and makes them feel just the same as everyone else, I think.
Then we ate lunch. We ate beef stroganoff; and the dessert was chocolate brownie and ice cream. I helped give them out.
In the afternoon, Graham started by talking about using technology to help disabled people, using iPads, apps and machines. Then Jim continued on the same subject. They then demonstrated them to us and some of the group had a go. Then they talked some more before we all had a go using everything.
Next we had a feedback session: we all said we enjoyed the day. We finished with a gentle warm down session using iPads and other technology.
I really enjoyed it today, and I hope everyone else involved did too.
Andy M.