While we were home schooling we did a big project on volcanoes and tsunamis
We have done big experiments
We did sidmouth science festival hexagon space work
On the project we learnt:
Jack helped us make clay squares and put them all together to create Dina the Dimorphodon!
That Mary Anning and Dina (the dimorphodon) got struck by lightning, that was amazing
A coprilite is a fossilized poo, it’s amazing that it didn’t disintegrate through all the rain!
Dina was not a dinosaur she was a pterosaur
Mary Anning had a dog called Tray
We learnt how fossils decay over time
Title: Mary Anning and Dina the Dimorphodon Scientist: MARY ANNING Composed by: Beech Class, Payhembury Primary School Written in: 2022
Arranged by: Frances M Lynch & Herbie Clarke
For: Voices, piano and electronics
Performed by: the composers
First Performed: online, commissioned by electric voice theatre for the Voices for the Future Mary Anning project 2021-22, for the Sidmouth Science Festival
Our completed artwork, ‘Dina the Dimorphodon’
What could happen to a Pterosaur that would cause her to become a fossil dug up by a brilliant palaeontologist at Lyme Regis millions of years later? This is the story of Dina the Dimorphodon, her life and tragic death and how she was found, and her name revealed by some budding fossil hunters and scientists.
Some of us really enjoyed the performance:
It makes you feel… happy, amazing, delighted, joyous, overjoyed, incredible and satisfied
People like to learn about Mary Anning in music in fun and exciting ways
We can learn lots of facts on zoom
Part of this song appears as a verse in a new song created for the unveiling of the statue of this important Victorian palaeontologist on May 21st 2022, A Song for Mary Anning…
After the project we drew pictures of Mary Anning and Tray
Title: A Song for Mary Anning Scientist: MARY ANNING Words and music by: Cohen Baulch age 9; Year 3, Newton Poppleford Primary School; Sarah Mirkin age 8; Mabel Slade age 11; Class 1, Hawkchurch Church of England Primary School; Beech Class, Payhembury Primary School.
Written in: October 2021
For: voices, piano, digital instruments, and funny noises
Performed by: Mrs Ethelston’s Primary Academy Choir and Cohen Baulch Commissioned by: Frances M Lynch for the Voices for the Future – Mary Anningproject
Film by: Jack Sewell
First Performance: 21st May 2022 at the unveiling of a statue of Mary Anning in Lyme Regis
Ms Matchett and Mr Bladon are our teachers. We have music lessons once a week and most of us also have private instrumental lessons. We play all sorts of instruments including the drums, guitar, ukulele and trumpet. We also participated in Sidmouth Science Festival’s ‘If I Were a Tree’ creative writing competition.
Participating in the Mary Anning project made nearly half of us consider becoming scientists and musicians. Some of us want to be biologists, as well as footballers, environmentalists, game developers, police officers, and many other things.
Many of us participated in the school concert this year playing the piano, recorder and singing. Some of us have completed grades in piano.
Did You Know?
It was funny when the drawing went RAAAW! in our film
It was amazing that Mary survived a lightning strike
We loved seeing the other kids love our film, and seeing people smile