Wooden One-octave Organ For Young Technologists

Schools Presentation

Have you ever wondered if there is a link between science and the arts?
Or ... what possible connection could there be between the kitchen sink and an organ?
The WOOFYT Project will answer these and many other questions.



The WOOFYT is an inspired and original project bridging the gap between the Arts and Sciences. Apart from teaching about the different components of an organ and some of the basic science behind the "king of instruments", the WOOFYT project also encourages team work, interaction, social skills language and artistic skills along with the ability to communicate ideas whilst experimenting with every day materials.

This cross-curriculum project encompasses both numeracy and literacy whilst offering an opportunity to explore ideas beyond the confines of the normal school curriculum. But above all it is a fun way to uncover some of the mysteries that lie behind the front display pipes of an organ.

One Day Project

3 / 4 sessions
Age range: 9 – 16 years
Participants: ideally 20 students per session (preferably max 30 per session)

woofyt2Outline for one and a half hour session:

Musical games for listening, self-confidence, co-ordination and rhythm.

Science and technology (Exploration of the use of air molecules, non-return valves, vibration ...)

Preliminary introduction to four main elements of WOOFYT:

- Air pump (One-way valve, converting energy)
- Air reservoir bag (team work, controlling air pressure, manometer)
- Pipe boxes (opening/closing valves)
- Pipes (pitch)

Allocate 16-19 children to tasks
Experiment with all four elements (see above)
Create sounds
Learn a melody

Cost: £400 per day (3 - 4 Sessions) + travel

For more information contact Georgina Hawkins at Oundle for Organists, 4 New Street, Oundle, Northamptonshire, PE8 4ED.
Tel: 01832 274919 or email: courses@oundlefestival.org.uk


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