Music and Performing Arts
Craig Berens, COO at YMCA Newark and Sherwood, explains how the organisation's Digital music project is helping to develop creative skills among young people.
In 2008, 83.3% of young people aged 11-15 participated in arts and crafts activities. This number has fallen by almost 16% in the last ten years, according to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. In fact, this year is the first time that less 11-15 year olds took part in the activities than those aged 5-10.
Reflect Theatre in Education provides personalised performing arts’ projects and applied drama techniques in schools across the capital and South East. Working collaboratively with schools, we produce engaging and inspirational theatrical productions involving students in Key Stages 1, 2 and 3. We also use drama techniques to produce a wide range of curriculum-enrichment programmes and workshops which support key government strategies for learning and enhance the National Curriculum.
The start of the school year is always an exciting, albeit busy, time.
After summer, students and teachers (hopefully) come back to school feeling re-energised and eager to tackle the year ahead. Lesson planning can be enjoyable but it can also be daunting, as there are so many competing priorities. Trying to put together lesson plans that deliver key curriculum objectives whilst also being engaging for children is no easy task.
Their brand new Filmed Group Performance Examinations in Acting, Musical Theatre, Devised Drama and Shakespeare.
After asking drama teachers and schools we learnt that there is a need for a large regulated group exam that allows each of their learners to receive individual marks, report forms and certificates. This also allows learners to take differing grades within the same group performance.
The prestigious Tring Park School for the Performing Arts, which boasts a glittering alumni that includes Lily James (Mamma Mia Here We Go Again, Disney's Cinderella, Downton Abbey and War and Peace) and Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi), have won the much-coveted BBC Songs of Praise Senior School Choir of the Year 2019 competition for the second time in four years.
ABRSM partners with FutureLearn to provide an intensive teacher development course
Through sponsorship and involvement in forward thinking programmes for young organists, we help to provide access to music and musical development to schools and ecclesiastic communities.
We feel it is important to give young musicians as many opportunities as possible to practice on good quality instruments – to fully embrace the wonder that is organ music. We’ve had the privilege of working with some distinguished music schools like the dedicated team at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama where weinstalled a beautiful new digital organ for their 608-seat Concert Hall.
The Enchanted Forest sound and light show is launching a competition to find a child who can lend their voice to the award-winning event.
Auditions are open for the Voice of The Enchanted Forest competition, which is calling for children aged between 5 and 12 to record a script to be used during the month-long event at Pitlochry's Faskally Wood this October.
Starting in 2018, more funding is going to be allocated to schools for PE, extra-curricular activities and healthy eating. The money is coming from the sugary drinks levy. All state-funded primary schools, secondary schools and sixth forms will receive some of the money.
If you’ve never experienced one of our Unbeatable Energy workshops before, you might never have considered the many ways that African Drumming and Dance can benefit children’s health, well-being and ability to succeed.
Here are four reasons why an Unbeatable Energy workshop can help create a success in your classroom:
1. African Drumming and Dance brings cultural topics to life!
2. African Drumming and Dance boosts children’s confidence!