The instruments arrived at the start of the first term and the students are loving it. "They were doing music once a week anyway," says Julie "And the way this has been developed, the theory, the history and the practical application are all rolled into one. It's much more stimulating and hands-on than doing an hour of theory and the students are really enjoying the exploration of their chosen instruments."
Larne Edmeades, School Principal says "Itinerant music teachers are employed by the school to teach groups of students how to use their instruments, and we are looking forward to enjoying a great concert before too long. The aim is to expose the children to the joys of learning an instrument and opening up the world of music to them. It's a very innovative and exciting programme. "
If the programme is a success, it is hoped it will be continued right through to Year Nine. At this stage it is only Year Five and Six but given its popularity the chances of it being extended are very high.