It is said that music helps develop areas of the brain involved in language and reasoning. In fact recent studies have been able to show that it is actually the left side of the brain, the part involved in processing language, which develops with music. Therefore by linking music and song to facts we create a fun way to put them into young minds.
This we have been doing over the last fifteen years through publishing musicals linked to the Key Stage 2 history curriculum. These musicals have taught children about ancient Greek mythology through shows such as The Monster of the Maze – The Story of Theseus and the Minotaur, about the fall of Pompeii in Pompeii – The Rain of Fire and life in Victorian Britain with The Victorian Historian – A Journey to Victorian Britain.
They haven’t just learnt, but by being in a musical they can actually feel that they have been there and learnt about life in those bygone times.
When a child actually performs in front of their parents and friends it teaches them so much more than just history. They learn that when they are on stage they have to be responsible, as without responsibility their whole performance will fail, therefore to make it work they, on their own, to become a team, tasting the benefits of success as the curtain comes down. For many it is the first time they have felt this sense of achievement.
It is for all these reasons that we keep pushing and developing Educational Musicals providing Entertainment that Educates to primary schools everywhere.