Pupils' Funky Fossils 'rock' album

PUBLISHED: 06:59 04 August 2015

Pupils with their new CD

Pupils with their new CD

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Charmouth Primary School records its own music CD

The Funk Fossils CD coverThe Funk Fossils CD cover

Pupils at Charmouth Primary School have created their own music CD - Funky Fossils.

Children from reception through to year six recorded a variety of songs and instrumental music.

Soloists performed items on piano, keyboard and guitar and the children also played percussion accompaniments using a variety of instruments. Some of the children from Sharks class also designed the cover. The project was organised by Edward Jacobs, the school’s music teacher.

A professional musician, he 
was able to enlist the services of Simon Greenwood, a well-known sound engineer, experienced 
in recording young people.

Towards the end of the recording day, members of the Charmouth 
and Bridport Pop and Rock Choir and the Axe Valley Community Choir, both also directed by Edward, were invited into 
school to record a special arrangement of Michael Jackson’s Earth Song with the children from Sharks class.

Edward hopes that this project has given the children an understanding of how a recording s
ession works and for the year six children, it gave them the experience of singing with a group of adults in an organised way for the first time.

He said: “The children have been working hard to ensure that their musical items were ready. It was very exciting with everyone enthusiastically engaged in the project.”

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