We are fortunate enough to have the services of a qualified music therapist who engages with our students through music. The music therapist leads music sessions with students from each classroom to help them address their welfare needs through music therapy. These classes, held both in a group format and individual sessions, help students to increase their socialisation skills, relationships with others and emotional development. These sessions give students of all abilities a chance to communicate and participate and have been immensely popular and beneficial. Parents and care givers are given the choice to involve their children in these sessions and the appropriate consent forms are given to families before sessions commence.
With a very generous donation of musical equipment from the Leven Country Music Group we are able to offer our students an opportunity to explore and experiment with such items as electric guitars, keyboards, acoustic guitars, amplifiers and microphones in addition to the school’s instruments of drums, percussion instruments, recorders and harmonicas. Many of our students have progressed to engaging with eye contact, having musical conversations, confidently singing into the microphone and remembering and performing various drum beats.