Year 7 students have undertaken an instrument making project as part of Music and Science Specialism – some of them are incredible! Below is a brief account from one of our students, Freya.
“It was a challenge to make a musical instrument. One of my problems was that I didn’t know what I should make. I was inspired when I looked on You Tube and saw a film that showed the thicker the metal the deeper the sound. But not having any random metal, I thought I would have to change my idea, until I thought about using my Dad’s spanners.
My problem was when I laid my spanners on the table it made a really dull sound (not the sweet note I wanted). I realised to make a good noise it needed a boost off the table and so I stuck them onto some wood with double sided tape. The problem was they kept falling off. So I tried to rest them on some rubber draft excluder and attached the spanners by rubber bands. And it worked! I have made my own musical instrument and I am very proud of myself!”