Music at Fort Hill Integrated Primary School
We all enjoy music at Fort Hill! Anything goes… from Mozart to Ulster Scots. From the moment you enter the school you will hear music of all genres softly playing from a CD player in the corner. Gary, our caretaker, enjoys singing as he works, and this also echoes along the corridors, especially after 3.00 p.m.
Of course, Mr Anderson is also a secret ‘crooner’ and has even been known to play the bodhran in assembly.
All classes have music as part of the curriculum when we learn recorder, sing, perform our simple compositions and respond to music that we have heard. However, we also have a number of other opportunities for pupils to extend their musical abilities.
Choir is taken by Mrs Irvine, the music co-ordinator. It is very popular and, every September, pupils from P5- 7 queue up to be auditioned in a slightly less intimidating atmosphere than on X-factor! We meet weekly and work for performances at Christmas, sing at community events, compete in Lisburn School Choir of the Year and provide the music for our bi-annual school pantomime.