NYCOS continues to deliver active music sessions for primary schools

NYCOS has continued to deliver active music lessons for primary schools over the past year through the Sounds Musical project.

Each year NYCOS staff visit schools to teach music classes to Primary 3 and 4 children through Youth Music Initiative programmes with partner authorities funded by Creative Scotland. During the pandemic, the tutors have instead provided resources and training videos to schools we work with in Edinburgh, Renfrewshire and West Lothian.

The sessions introduce children to musical concepts, rhythm and beat through fun singing games, either with actions or using sticks or cups. Each lesson is tailored to both uses in the classroom and at home, with instructions to avoid singing out loud whilst in school due to the ongoing restrictions on group singing.

A few of the schools we work with have shared photos and short clips of their NYCOS sessions below.