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Pupils get a fair hearing
10:00am Monday 14th October 2013 in News
ENDEAVOUR Primary School has unveiled a listening post in the Jubilee Wood near the school.
The project, which was officially opened by The Mayor of Test Valley, Janet Whiteley, had seen Year 3 children from the school work on developing sounds, music and songs to be played through the listening post in the Jubilee Wood.
The listening post stores four original songs written and composed by the children.
Sir George Young MP and school staff and children were also present.
The school received funding from Hampshire County Council’s Arts and Museums Service for a sound artist to attend the school and work with the children to develop a performance that has now ended up as a permanently installed listening post within the Diamond Jubilee Woodland.
Professional sound artist Duncan McAfee was the selected artist.
The children worked with Duncan between September 2012 and June 2013 to connect with the new woodland and created original stories, songs and sounds to help others enjoy the site.
They drew inspiration from local history and learnt lots of new skills including recording and editing sound, imagining mythical characters and writing poetry and songs.
Charlotte Slinger, Youth Arts officer, Hampshire County Council, said: “The children displayed a huge amount of imagination and enthusiasm throughout this project.
“It was great to see them embrace the subject matter and they have created something that will bring the new woods to life for other visitors.”
The primary school also worked in partnership with the Lights in Andover, where the children performed in the summer as part of the project.
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