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Encanto: Recycle the Rhythm, created in partnership with Disney to celebrate the launch of Encanto, in cinemas Wednesday November 24, takes students aged 5-11 on an inspiring journey of creativity and teamwork through music, arts, PSHE and English and literacy education.
In Disney's Encanto, Mirabel - the only ordinary member of her extraordinary family - discovers that the magic surrounding their home is in danger, and that she might be her family's last hope. The story unfolds in the mountains of Colombia and features all-new songs by Emmy®, GRAMMY® and Tony Award® winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (Moana, Hamilton).
Drawing on the adventures of Mirabel, this curriculum-linked learning programme will help pupils develop their vocabulary around music and composition and then challenge them to express their creativity and teamwork by creating an eco-orchestra and demonstrating their own unique rhythms and beats using an array of recyclable materials.
The complete two-lesson learning resource comes with a series of downloadable materials to support teaching and encourage further learning, including teacher notes, lesson plans, multi-media assets and activity sheets. The interactive PowerPoint Presentations include video tutorials from a professional musician who will guide learners to recreate simply rhythms and compose their own pieces inspired by music from Encanto.
The activities will culminate with an opportunity for students to share their compositions through performance and encourage them to reflect on how much progress they have made, highlighting that not all talents are given - many are learned and developed over time.
These tasks do not require any specialist musical equipment, so these opportunities are open to all students and classrooms.
Build on your students' creative skills by entering our Album Cover competition for the chance to win some special Encanto merchandise bundles for your class, including an activity set, notebook, keychain, drawstring bag and headphones.
Pupils are encouraged to create a unique album cover based on their work within their eco-orchestra, using any creative materials they want.
For full details on how to enter, download our Disney's Encanto: Album Cover competition entry sheet below. The competition deadline is Tuesday 21 December 2021 - good luck!
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