Music and musical expression provide opportunities for students to connect to culture, express themselves, move freely, and celebrate the importance of music in our lives.
There are many ways to apply this practice in your school:
Participate in national events (e.g., Music Monday, International Music Day), spirit days, and any other events that celebrate music.
Encourage students to share their favourite music with the class, and dressing up for the genre.
Play popular music when students enter and exit the classroom (virtual or in-person).
Create daily physical activity breaks that center around music (e.g., Bop or Flop – if students like the song, they should move to one side of the room “Bop”, and if not, they move to the other side of the room, or “Flop”);
Ask students to make their own instruments and complete facilitated activities in class involving their instruments.
Who can deliver it
School health champions
School parent council
15 minutes to 1 hour
List of activities that will take place during the virtual music days
Music preview of items students want to share
Ideal learning environment
Long-term virtual learning
Short-term virtual learning
Pictures and/or videos of this health promotion practice being delivered