Using Folk Music and Song in the Classroom

This FREE one-day course will enable teachers to engage with and effectively use folk song and music to deliver and enhance the school curriculum and learn about our dynamic, living, folk heritage.

Date: Friday 14 June 2019, 9.30am – 4pm

Cecil Sharp House

Suitable for: Primary, Secondary and SEND school teachers.

What to bring

This day is suitable for people with or without instrumental skills. If you play an instrument, please bring it with you. If you don’t play an instrument, you will be able to use your voice or play percussion which will be provided.

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About the INSET

The day will focus on two main areas:

Folk song: singing, arranging, creative song-writing

With reference to past projects and resources, we will demonstrate the effective use of folk song in the classroom across the Key Stages. From action songs and rounds, to songs with social, environmental and historical context that remain relevant today, we will explore how folk song can not only enhance your vocal strategy, but inspire creativity and support other areas of the curriculum.

Ceilidh band: learning folk tunes by ear, arranging and playing for dancing

Folk music is highly adaptive and suitable for all abilities. We will explore ways to teach a simple dance tune by ear to a group of mixed ability musicians. With guidance on differentiation, harmonies, technique and arrangement.

The English Folk Dance and Song Society's Resource Bank contains hundreds of freely downloadable resources to help educators bring folk arts to life in the classroom. Resources from this bank will be referenced throughout the day and will be available to access after the session.

A New Direction and EFDSS Partnership

EFDSS are delighted to be a delivery partner for A New Direction’s 2018/19 INSET programme. The programme will introduce schools to a range of cultural sector offers in London, covering Drama and creative storytelling, Visual Arts, Music, Dance, and object handling and Heritage.

We deliver full-day CPD sessions for teachers at any stage of their career working in primary, secondary and special schools focusing on using folk music and song in the classroom. As a newly trained Artsmark Partner, we are also able to support Artsmark-registered schools with ideas for delivery and evidence of impact.

For more information, visit the A.N.D website

Fri, 14/06/2019 - 09:30 - 16:00
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English Folk Dance and Song Society
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