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South Africa - Teaching Singing

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The UK's National Ambassador for Singing, Howard Goodall, finds out how rural and urban schools in South Africa use singing in everyday learning.

Howard visits a mixture of primary schools in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa to see what insights he can gain into their use of singing in everyday schooling.

Of the three schools, RA Padayachee has no specialist singing teachers, Addington brings one in once a week, and Manor Gardens employs a full-time singing teacher.

Howard discovers that they all use song across the curriculum, and that it really doesn't matter if the teacher or the pupils can sing well or not.

And because children in South Africa attend primary school until they are 14, Howard also looks at changes in attitudes towards singing as adolescence approaches, especially among boys.

Part of the series: How Do They Do It In...?

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