Music education is extremely important in primary schools. Further, a huge part of music education in primary schools involves song singing, and performing as a group. These group performances are hugely beneficial to students, and staff, as they show the huge amount of effort put in by the students during the year. As we come towards the end of the school year, many classes will be preparing such performances for 6th class graduation and school assemblies. There are several factors to consider when choosing a song for such occasions- including the level of difficulty and the suitability of the content. Here are three tried and tested songs that pupils will enjoy performing and will go down a treat with the audience.
Count on Me– Bruno Mars.
This Bruno Mars classic embodies the values of friendship, and its sentiment is ideal for graduations. The range is small, and the melody is repetitive, meaning it should be a manageable song for most pupils. Mars is an artist that many pupils will be familiar with, so this song will be a popular choice.
Bruno Mars – Count on Me (Official Lyric Video)
True Colors – Cyndi Lauper.
Another song that heralds the merits of friendship and loyalty, True Colors, is a beautiful ballad. This song is a great springboard for a class discussion on dealing with difficulties and helping each other out. What’s more, there are several versions that you can explore as a class, including a Glee cover version. Perhaps you can compare Lauper’s version to this one as an introductory exercise to the song.
Cyndi Lauper – True Colors (Lyric Video)
We Go Together – Grease.
Fun, upbeat and energetic, this Grease classic is an ideal song to end the school year with. Pupils can even choreograph some dance moves to perform with it. This song is always a firm favorite for any occasion.
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