Colourstrings kindergarten training

Recipient: Orsi Hobdell

Mannin Music's Mini Musicians classes incorporate Manx music, songs and dances into each lesson. We use the Colourstrings teaching method and thanks to Culture Vannin, I could complete the first part of my Phase 1 Kindergarten Teacher Training Course in Edinburgh in August 2016. In September I started my own classes: one in Peel and one in Ballasalla and I would like to expand to 4, one non-walker and one toddler class in each of these locations. This is especially important as similar lessons were already being held in the Ramsey and Douglas areas, but now with this effort they are becoming available in all areas of the Island. There is also an on-going discussion with several nurseries to start offering classes on-site. This way, attending children will be exposed to the Manx language and its music from the earliest of age in a fun and easily accessible way.