What with the 50th anniversary of the moon landing and the 100th anniversary of Holst’s ‘The Planets’, it is a great year to be learning about Space. The one planet that Holst did not write about was Earth, so the BBC have challenged pupils from lots of schools to compose their own piece of music about the Earth in a project called ‘Ten Pieces Earth Mission’.
As well as taking part in a number of Space related activities in class, the pupils set about creating and learning their own musical composition based on Earth. The piece had 4 parts, it started with the spinning earth before moving onto the rainforest. This was followed by the ocean and then Earth spinning again. Everyone did a fantastic job.
The final work was filmed and will be sent into the BBC for a chance to have it played on BBC Radio 3 on Earth Day, and also featured on the BBC Ten Pieces website.