Choose an episode from Fenland history - Boudicca's battle with the Romans, the loss of King John's jewels, a 19th-century skating race. Make a storyboard, dividing the narrative into distinctive episodes. Get the class to devise a melodic theme for the piece, about eight notes long. Challenge different groups to compose film music for each episode, incorporating variations to express excitement, anger, sorrow, fear, exultation, etc.
Make a soundscape that explores the elements of texture and timbre within music, using paintings by artists like Peter de Wint and John Crome as a stimulus. Components might include: big skies with slow clouds, flat fields of wind-blown wheat, church bells heard from a distance, sails against the setting sun. Make the transitions sometimes gradual and subtle and sometimes sudden and brusque.