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Sound Garden Project The Grange School Nursery Daventry The Sound Garden Support for planning the sound garden provided by NIAS (Northamptonshire Inspection and Advisory Service) Funding for the sound project provided by Arts Council UK (East Midlands)

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Sound Garden Project

The Grange School NurseryDaventry


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The Sound Garden

Support for planning the sound garden provided by NIAS (Northamptonshire Inspection and Advisory Service)

Funding for the sound project provided by Arts Council UK (East Midlands)

Staff met with the musician to think about ways in which the sound garden might be utilised.

Musician: David Wheway

Head of Nursery: Hazel Kitson


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The musician and the head of nursery planned the garden.Staff, parents, older brothers and sisters and staff family members worked together to create the garden.




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Technical data:

Wood from local DIY. Different lengths give different pitches. Saw cuts underneath bars give more-accurate tuning.

Washers underneath bars and in counter-sink holes allow vibration.

Building the giant xylophone


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Plant pot ‘bells’

Technical data:

Pots attached by wooden discs and screws through drainage hole – onto wooden stakes set in ground.


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Hanging the large triangle

Technical data:

Long metal stake shaped by Head’s husband.


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The children explore the sound garden

Technical data:

Wind-chimes etc. donated by families. Feather duster beaters.


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Technical data:

Different pipe lengths for different pitches. Set in box and secured with cavity wall filler. Flip-flop beaters.


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Recording sounds using a mini-disk recorder

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Mini-disc recorder £70+-CD Quality record and playback. Linked to then recorded on computer.


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Children listen to the water feature at a distance through pipes of different lengths.

Sound 1: Recorded outside the pipe

Sound 2: Recorded inside the pipe.

Technical data:

Pipes approx. 25 –30 feet


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Technical data: pipes of different lengths.

Drum ‘rescued’ from local tip.


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For further information phone pipes of different lengths.

David Wheway on:

01858 535224


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