Soundwalk at Greenway Primary School
Day 2 of our schools engagement project took us to Greenway Primary School in Cardiff working with years 5 and 6. Again we were very lucky to have a sunny day to do our Soundwalk and we took full advantage of this. After a brief presentation on what the project was about, we split the classes into groups and started exploring the school grounds investigating the environment.
The children worked very hard and found some very interesting areas of their school. We searched for insects and flowers in and around the hedgerows, and investigated the school’s allotments and orchards.
Here is a collage of what the children found:
In the afternoon we spent a lot of time listening to their recorded sounds and looking through their photographs. There was a lot to get through, however we did have time at the end of the day to reflect on what we’d learned.
Here are some of the comments from the children:
“We learned that sounds are vibrating waves.”
“We learned that sound is created by energy in our voice”
“We learned that microphones change sound into electricity and speakers turn it back.”
“We learned that, if we could see them, sound waves would look like the water ripples when you drop a pebble in a pond.”
“We learned that echo is when the sound waves bounce back from walls.”
“We learned that moving the microphone closer can make the sound louder, but sometimes makes it too loud and it goes fuzzy.”
“We learned how to make photos better and brighter on the computer.”