On Wednesday 13th March we had a ‘Wicklow Road Trip’. Rosaleen Molloy National Director, Jenny Sherwin MGW partner Wicklow County Council and MGW Manager Ann Catherine Nolan visited two wonderful examples of music delivery by Music Generation Wicklow tutors.First stop was to sit in on a Stepping Tones session, a pre-school programme designed and delivered by tutor Linda Ferguson. We popped into Pixies Crèche in Arklow and were greeted by a group of happy little smiling faces all looking forward to their music class. Linda presented a wonderfully engaging class which included singing, active participation, percussion and fun activities to this group of energetic three and four year olds.
Next stop was St. Patricks National School in Wicklow town where the school was holding a Seachtain Na Gaeilige concert. Our tutor there is Eimear Saunders who teaches our Foundation Music Programme to Junior Infants up to first class. Each class in the school had an opportunity to perform a prepared piece. Performances ranged from song and poetry to instrumental and it was lovely to see students from four and five years up to sixth class all together in one space and all able to perform for their peers. The Junior, Senior and First classes all sang in Irish with first class really raising the bar with their two part rendition. Staff in both Pixies and St. Patricks National School could not praise our tutors enough and we all left feeling very proud to be part of the Music Generation Team.