The musical ‘paper chase’ (‘treasure hunt) game is an artistic and educational approach which allows students – divided into small groups – to move around several classrooms, in each of which a small musical performance of different type (an Arab music traditional orchestra’ takht’, a bassoon violin duet, an oboe solo, etc) takes place.
By attending each of the performances given by musicians from the Tunisian National Orchestra and the Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, the students had the opportunity to listen to the different melodies and to ask the musicians questions about the instruments, the musical style, etc.
In each of the rooms, the musicians gave them a hint to help them find a word (eg bow, string, guitar, etc.). Once the tour of all the rooms was completed, the students collected the clue words that they managed to find in order to discover the “magic word”, that is to say the final word composed by the initials of each word guessed in each room.
At the end of the game, a draw was held and several students won prizes.
The first set of musical tracks for the students of Ibn Khaldoun school was organized last June and the magic word to find was “Courage”.