The magic of orchestral music brings young and old together: St George’s Nursery joins forces with Murrayfield House Care Home and Scotland’s National Orchestra in an inter-generational music project to improve the well-being of local care home residents
Girls from the Nursery at St George’s School for Girls in Edinburgh have been learning songs and rhymes to participate in an inter-generational music initiative, RSNO Generations, run by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
As regular visitors to Murrayfield House Care Home, the Nursery were delighted to be invited by the Care Home to join their residents as a pilot group of nursery-aged children and the elderly working together in a series of interactive orchestral music workshops.
The project pilot, which has been funded by players of People’s Postcode Lottery through Postcode Community Trust and by the Lendrum Charitable Trust, aims to use orchestral music to improve the social and emotional health of the elderly by encouraging social interactions between the generations when they spend time together singing and playing games. P5 - S1 Open Afternoon Friday 14 June 2019