Songs in the war
On the WWI project day (Friday 17th October) KVARTA class had an extra lesson of music. At the beginning the music teacher explained about the role of music and songs in the war when the soldiers both often sang when they were marching or they sang just for pleasure during their free time, remembering their girlfriends and families. Then the students brainstormed some Czech folk songs with the topic of war. In the second part of the lesson they learnt to sing Tipperary. First they learnt to read the lyrics, then two girls played the tune on flutes and then the pupils sang the song. In the end they decided to try singing and marching and so they set off the music classroom into the school corridor. One or two disturbed teachers who ran out of their classrooms, told us off but it was fun.