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A Song for Nature

Widowed penguins comfort each other.

Photo Credit © Tobias Baumgaertner

Celebrate nature with a song.

Create your own song for nature. We’ve got plenty of help and support. Showcase your song here, or enter our annual competition. Think about:

  • nature as shared space with the environment and wildlife
  • nature as force
  • the nature of things

We are encouraging you to regularly spend 10 minutes in nature, listening and observing to provide inspiration for your song. Nature can be your back garden, the local park or wildlife area, seafront, a wood or a row of trees on a street etc. Things to consider are:

colourstexturelinesmovementweathersoundseffectslightemotionsthoughtsresponses

Going out and about? Make sure to take an adult with you for safety.

Support and Courses

Online After School Club

Tuesday April 20th for 6 weeks from 4.45pm – 6pm.

Online Home Ed Club

Tuesday April 20 for 12 weeks from 10.30am – 12pm.

Inclusive of all abilities (from absolute beginner to experienced) and all neurodiversity.

Collaborative, individual and 1:2:1 sessions included.

“It’s entirely up to the individual how far they go and how much support they might need. We try not to put any pressure on, just provide the support they want in order to achieve what they want. For instance, someone who hasn’t sung before and can’t play an instrument might need a rehearsal tape, or want Anna to sing their song for them. Some arrive with no musical experience and start a journey or their own and make a friend along the way.”

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Songwriting

Most songs are composed of

  • lyrics
  • vocals
  • melody
  • chord structure
  • instruments

The emphasis you give will create your style of song. For instance

  • Singer/songwriter – vocals and a single instrument often take centre stage
  • Acapella – purely vocals
  • Hip hop – vocals and beat are stronger
  • Jazz – the instruments are the focus
  • Rock’n’Roll – guitar and drums rule
  • Folk – the lyrics and story take precedent
  • Electronic music – the beat is best, with melody coming from chords or vocals

Try blending authentic sounds into your song!

Why Nature?

The aim of using the theme nature is to:

  • improve visual awareness, observation and listening skills through nature
  • engage fully in our environment and to draw on it for inspiration
  • increase a sense of connectedness and wellbeing
  • to increase complex thinking through a multi-faceted theme
  • to allow access to science through the arts
  • engage in local history through the life of Marianne North

Nature and Parks in Hastings

Here’s a top 10 from Trip Advisor

Where’s your favourite place?