TT446: Tuning in to Mother Earth

I work in a school for children and young people who have severe learning disabilities.  My first Farmington scholarship (2017-18)  was an exploration of sacred singing in different faiths, and how, in a special school, children might access spirituality and experience something of those faiths, through singing.  This time I wanted to take that further and see whether, through singing, we can tap into the energy, or current, that underlies all faiths  When we strip the singing of religious references, what remains?  Not, as some might imagine, something secular, but instead something deeply sacred, that leads us into experiencing and […]

PS090: 1,2,3 … Aaaaaaah!

My school, Phoenix, is an all age (3-19) Special school for children with children with severe and profound learning difficulties.  Many of our youngsters have additional needs such as complex medical conditions, multi-sensory impairments, challenging behaviour or Autistic spectrum disorder.  We are looking to develop our SMSC provision and to ensure that it is relevant to our changing community.  Sacred singing is something that I have offered from time to time – as a lunchtime club, as part of festivals and celebrations and as a stand-along session.  Initially it was part of the first ‘quiet assembly’ that I developed for […]