Year 8 have been comparing and contrasting similar songs during recent music lessons. This listening exercise had a festive theme with Santa Claus is Coming to Town up for consideration.
Two different versions were played to the pupils: The Jackson 5 and Bruce Springsteen. Music teacher Mr Gratton asked each student to listen out for the pitch, the tempo and the dynamics.
Once the differences were pointed out, we were then asked to describe how they were similar. The pupils were also asked for an honest description about how each song made them feel.
The session came to a close with some lively karaoke performances from some of the students.