Tune into Mondays

Here at the Big Project we’ve got loads of activities and clubs for children and
young people to choose from. 

So much, in fact, we couldn’t fit it all into one post. So in this one, we’re going to tell you all about our Tune-in Mondays. We like to start the week off right with a tune in our hearts. That’s why we’ve got Kim and Ruby running Monday Funday, our attempt to make Monday the best day of the week. At Monday Funday our P3 to P7s develop musical skills by playing singing games and learning pop songs in a group.

Tune-in Mondays continue with our full-time youth worker, Fraser taking a group to Love Music Junior Choir, which is a city-wide children’s choir for 8 – 12 year olds, rehearsing and performing in Edinburgh’s Usher Hall. Members get the chance to work with professional musicians, sing in parts and learn songs from all over the world.

For those in P6-S4, we’ve got Make Music. If Love Music was about developing a love for music, this club is about creating a space for young people to make music. (We are good at naming clubs aren’t we?) This is again run by Kim and Ruby, with songwriters Rachel Sermanni and Moteh Parrott. These four incredible professional musicians are here to help develop support young people to express themselves through original songwriting and to learn more about songwriting from cover songs that they enjoy. Again this is to give seniors an opportunity to perform, for example at Youth Scotland’s AGM last night!

And from next Monday, October the 28th, we’re starting Wee Sing back up for our P1 and P2s. There are spaces available so join us to sing and play musical games.

Don’t feel like singing? That’s fine; we’ve got the whole rest of the week still to go. Read our next post to find out about all our other activities, including my favourite, DRAMA!

A post by Sam Dyce