100 Days of Happiness {day 53} – Salute!

I had CCF on Friday. We were split into three sections and rotated around drill, military knowledge and passing our weapons test so we can use the school shooting range after half term. Drill included recapping left and right turns, marching ย and left and right dress. Military knowledge was just basic facts, and the weapons test just involved picking up and mock-firing a rifle. (alarmingly, even the most placid of my friends screamed ‘GUNS!’ excitedly when we finally got to rotate to that station!)

We found out about our field trip next week, where we’re going to a local army base, with real marines and soldiers! We’ll be doing night training and competitions, and there’ll be 30 girls in one hut and 60 boys in another! It sounds awesome ๐Ÿ™‚

I also had choir, where we’re singing ‘How Deep Is Your Love’ which I think is by the Bee Gees (do correct me if I’m wrong, though!). In my composition lesson (double music, last thing on a Friday before CCF – brilliant!), we made up a song about potatoes. I think the point was to teach us about how important lyrics are in a song, but it was really funny ๐Ÿ™‚ Our teacher also told us about a piece of work by Steve Reich, called Different Trains. We’re studying another of his pieces, Electric Couterpoint Movement 3, for our composition class, but this is very different from the minimalist style shown in Electric Counterpoint. Different Trains is about life during WW2, and includes survivors talking about their experiences, with the music set to the pitch of their voices. In fact, I think it’s such an interesting concept I’ll stick it down below:

An Overthinking Teenager

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