Music and Performing Arts
A century on from his death, Tottenham soldier Private George Baxter Lowson has been celebrated in a fitting, contemporary memorial created by two students from Vale Special School, Haringey.
Jhonattan and Zac were so inspired by the story of George Baxter Lowson that they wrote and produced their song and rap, ‘My Mate George’, which was performed in London and Belgium as part of the Battle of Passchendaele commemorations.
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.
Rhinegold Media & Events is delighted to announce the conference programme for the first Music & Drama Education Expo | Manchester; the Northern region’s leading free CPD event for music & drama teachers.
Taking place on 4 October 2017 at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate Hotel, the free show will offer a day of high-quality CPD, unrivalled networking opportunities and the chance to try out hundreds of products at our comprehensive exhibition.
Bringing technology to the forefront of traditional music teaching
As schools adapt to the necessary and imminent integration of technology in education, Bishop Perowne Church of England College in Worcestershire has become the first school in the UK to use an online piano learning platform to assist in the teaching and learning ofmusic students.
Studytracks, the revolutionary student study app and brain child of Ivor Novello award-winner George Hammond-Hagan, has been credited with one of the education sector’shighest accolades: an Education Resource Award.
Studytracks was named Start-up of the Year at the Education Resources Awards on Friday night; the awards honour the quality and diversity of products supporting learning in schools.
A revolutionary musical instrument for children invented in Poland has won the most prestigious design award. iF Design Award 2017 goes to Musicon!
- We are extremely happy to receive this award. What is incredible is that the award night is right after the launching our Kickstarter campaign. The campaign launch date is March 1st and it will help us to receive enough funding to begin production of Musicons – explains Kamil Laszuk, designer of Musicon.
Brass for Beginners, an American venture which introduces children to brass instruments through the use of natural trumpets, is to launch its products into the UK. Brass for Beginners is the first brass programme geared specifically for the primary school classroom. It is a ‘learn by ear’ method utilizing a cross-disciplinary curriculum and a natural trumpet designed for school-age children.
Soundtrap, the online collaborative music and podcast recording studio, is expanding its participation in Google for Education's “Creative Apps for Chromebooks” program to include the UK and Nordics. Soundtrap, from Sweden, which launched to the public in early 2015, rolled out an education version of its audio recording platform one year later, with a predominant focus on the US, Europe and Australia. Since then, more than 200 new schools each week embrace Soundtrap as a preferred educational tool in their classrooms. Moreover, Soundtrap has now more than one million users worldwide.