In four weeks, 8 lessons, a choir has been formed, and a few classes have organised mini orchestras and choirs during music lessons.
The old instruments which have lain dormant for a few years - an expensive but poorly maintained drum set, tambourines, electric organs, have all been dug out and now being put back into their proper functions.
Children have never experienced playing these instruments before. Aren't these meant to be those played by the carefully selected?
Teachers have never imagined that all these ordinary kids can play, sing and act, in a regular music lesson, achieving only children of the rich in training centres can, here, in this very much despised school. Neither do the children or their parents.
It is a miracle.
Pan Qiang modelling prose reading.
The writing is about a blind girl who cannot see.
Students performed a 'still picture' - symbolising the colourful world of nature- red, purple, green, yellow, blue.......
Students were invited to express their free imagination from the 'still picture'.
I can see a green heart.
Why is the heart green?
It is a heart that loves nature.
Then students were directed to the music textbook - sing the song.
Who is Chang Hai Ling?
The observer, Principal Li, was invited to tell the story of this famous heroine- a disabled lady who has been suffering from a weird disease. She never gave up and learned very good English, and composed music.
Oh I cannot feel the warmth from your sining - lines in the middle of the song.
Pan Qiang held the little hand of a boy and said, "Is my hand warm?" "Yes, very". Sing with a flow of warmth.
Recession with music accompanying.
Every music lesson is a ceremony - a ritual.
It was grand.