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The initial inception behind this new resource was to create a song-bank that would be accessible to pupils with Additional and/or Special Education Needs or Disabilities. There are 20 songs, all originals, and we have split the songs into 5 categories – music songs; topic themes; emotional regulation; transition; and celebration – that cover a range of different moments in the day of a student. They are intended to help support students cope with the many challenging aspects to everyday life that they might experience.
The resource is a package that includes: # Lyrics # Notated sheet music # Audio files for all songs # Supporting videos for all songs There are also bonus resources on this page in the shape of additional videos, schedules, and suggested tasks/activities.
We started writing the songs in July 2019 and finished them in December 2019. The recording and production of this resource began in early January 2020 which coincided with the rise of the global Coronavirus pandemic. Clearly, everyone has been affected in some way by the virus and it is becoming apparent that there will be a potential impact for all students as and when they return to school. Some students may feel anxious or find there is a period of time in adjusting to the changed ways of how we go about our everyday lives. Therefore, we believe that this resource may well have a place in supporting a restorative curriculum that all students can access to help them steer a way through their school day.
Commissioned and Produced by: Tri-borough Music Hub Written by: Emily Stratford and Gabriel Krchnavek Funded by the: The Ingles Charitable Trust Released: September 2020 Musical notation and transcription: Andrew Stratford