A school in Cincinnati has found a way for their 452 students to work collectively and creatively with a little musical therapy.
Every morning, the kids at South Avondale School use their handmade instruments to come up with a beat. The music ritual allows the elementary students to express their individuality while working as a group. The music also helps students “de-escalate” from problems they may face outside of school.
School principal, Michael Allison, said he noticed that the children were more focused and disciplined. “Our goal is to make sure that they can cope with their emotions in a positive way as opposed to lashing out.”