Clovenstone Primary School

Composers and Singers

Image courtesy of the school

  • CLASS Primary 6
  • SCHOOL Clovenstone Primary, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • HONOURS  A number of children have been performing with the Glee club and recently were awarded the Spirit of Glee cup when performing in a recent Edinburgh competition. They are in the process of practising for the Edinburgh finals. One of the children has also won national Kayaking competitions.
  • MINERVA SCIENTIFICA PROJECT  Scottish Superwomen of Science Sept 2017 – March 2018

Scientific Connections

Children have attended workshops linked to the Edinburgh Science Festival.
This year (2018) our school is one of only 11 Scottish schools to receive a golden ticket for access to Dynamic Earth.

Compositions

Title:  Clovenstone Primary 6 Scottish Superwomen of Science Workshop Sounds
Composed by: Primary 6 and Frances M Lynch
Recorded in: 2017
For: Voices and electronics
Performed by: Primary 6

These are the sounds of the children of Primary 6 at Clovenstone School in Edinburgh. From October 2017 – January 18th 2018 we met and made noises together. The piece start with their sound interpretation of the words: Scottish Superwomen of Science and then some of their favourite science sounds.

Title:  Physics
Scientist/Science: PHYSICS
Composed by: Primary 6 Medicine Group
Written in: 2017
For: Voices and electronics
Performed by: the composers
First Performed: Clovenstone school November 2017

Title:  Medicine
Scientist/Science: MEDICINE
Composed by: Primary 6 Medicine Group
Written in: 2017
For: Voices and electronics
Performed by: the composers
First Performed: Clovenstone Primary School November 2017

Title:  Engineering
Science: ENGINEERING
Composed by: Primary 6 Engineering Group – including Nicole Laidlaw, Skye McDougall, William Bartusik, Kornelia Mandla
Written in: 2017
For: Voices and electronics
Performed by: the composers
First Performed: The National Library of Scotland,  January 18th 2018

Title:  Astronomy                                                        
Science: ASTRONOMY
Composed by: Primary 6 Astronomy Group – Brian Kaniowski, Tyler Angus, Owen Mears, Nicola Zaleska, Priscilla Adebambo
Written in: 2017
For: Voices and electronics
Performed by: the composers
First Performed: The National Library of Scotland,  January 18th 2018

Title:  Chemistry
Science: CHEMISTRY
Composed by: Primary 6 Chemistry Group – including Darren Korfanty
Written in: 2017
For: Voices and Electronics
Performed by: the composers
First Performed:  Feb 2018, Clovenstone Primary School Assembly

Title:  Biology
Science: BIOLOGY
Composed by: Primary 6 Biology Group – including Ellie Brammer, Amy Heath and Alex Podkalicki
Written in: 2017
For: Voices and Electronics
Performed by: the composers
First Performed:  Feb 2018, Clovenstone Primary School Assembly

Education

  • A number of children are in an after school Glee club run by 3 teachers.
  • 2 children have lessons in school learning to play the clarinet.
  • 1 child has been learning to play keyboard out side of school.
  • 1 child is learning piano and sings in the church choir.

In class we learn a broad curriculum with the emphasis on literacy and numeracy.

Occupations

Out of 18 pupils 3 want to be scientists, 11 want to be singers and 1 wants to be a composer.

Musical Highlights

The glee Club performed outdoor on stage as part of the city of Edinburgh Christmas celebrations 2017. They also were on radio and local TV performing Christmas songs.
They have been taking part in Edinburgh competitions against other schools.

Did You Know?

The children found some very unusual places around school to do their reading – under desks and in a dusty old cupboard being a few of them.

An Inspiring Woman

Music: The Glee teachers; Saskia on The voice
Science: Marie Curie

Links


The children really enjoyed their visit to Dynamic Earth and would recommend this as a fun learning place.