We don't like to blow our own trumpets but did you know that two East Dunbartonshire schools are among the first in Scotland to receive a brand new music award and be named 'We Make Music Schools'?
We just had to bang the drum about Craigdhu Primary in Milngavie and Lairdsland Primary in Kirkintilloch! Pupils took part in a pilot digital music making project over the last academic year and along with only 13 other Scottish schools have achieved the We Make Music - Digital award.
Rory, a P7 pupil from Craigdhu Primary said, "We are so grateful that Sonappa came in and gave us a lesson on the basics of garage band. It was an incredible experience making our own songs. My music skills have really improved, and I am delighted we got the award."
The nationally recognised accolade is a collaboration between the well-established We Make Music organisation and Sonappa which is a new teaching resource that empowers non-musician teachers to deliver music lessons in class. The Council's Instrumental Music Service supported both schools throughout the year.
Councillor Lynda Williamson, Convener of the Council's Education Committee congratulated both schools on their awards and said, "Well done to these trail blazing schools, bringing a new dimension to music lessons and teaching children about modern music production. It sounds like they had great fun learning about the technology and creating their own pieces. Well done to all involved." All participating pupils receive a certificate and the schools get to display a special plaque.