Music and Performing Arts

Thursday 26 January 2017

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. 

Wednesday 25 January 2017

Image removed.Two major organisations have joined forces to inspire the next generation of writers. 

YPO, the UK’s largest public sector buying organisation, is working with the Roald Dahl Literary Estate to create specialist lesson plans on each of the world-famous author’s best-known stories. 

Thursday 12 January 2017

Image removed.Children across the UK are being called to tap into their imagination and put pen to paper as a celebrated writing competition is launched once again. 

The BBC has announced the opening date for its popular storytelling competition 500 words. 

Thursday 05 January 2017

It’s a month until the fifth annual Music & Drama Education Expo at Olympia Central in London on 9 and 10 February. Here’s a look at what you can expect – this year’s Expo is not one to be missed!


Tuesday 22 November 2016

Students from Rossall School had friends, teachers and parents tapping  their feet when they took to the stage of Blackpool’s Grand Theatre for their House Singing competition.

The annual event, which has become one of the highlights of the school year, sees teams of students from each of the Rossall’s eight houses compete to be named the school’s best performers.

Thursday 03 November 2016

Synthetic surface specialists, Bradleys Surfacing Systems were recently commissioned by Edenhurst Preparatory School in Newcastle-under-Lyme to install a new multi-sport facility. 

The new AstroTurf has converted the school’s former tarmac tennis courts into a multi-use games area suitable for football, hockey, netball and tennis.

Former Stoke City FC footballer, Ricardo Fuller officially opened the new AstroTurf pitch during a special opening ceremony on October 14th in front of staff, pupils, parents and VIP guests. 

Thursday 29 September 2016


Acclaimed actor Vanessa Redgrave will join young musicians at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester for a special performance linked to the centenary of the First World War.

Described as “the greatest living actress of our times”, in Voices of Remembrance Redgrave will read a selection of the most famous poems of WWI alongside music from Chetham’s Sinfonia – an orchestra made up of players aged just 9-15.

Thursday 08 September 2016


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!

Thursday 04 August 2016


Bang the drum 2016 is a new project that will unite drummers of all ages and abilities across the UK and the globe, who will be joined together via a live stream, to support the street children's right!

Bringing together drummers of all ages and abilities from across the globe, the event on 3rd October 2016 will include the world record attempt for the World's largest Drumming Lesson. Bang the Drum 2016 will be steamed live on YouTube from the Copper Box Arena in London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park where 2,000 London school children will play drums together.

Tuesday 26 April 2016

'Interact' is an exciting Primary Music scheme for the classroom consisting of individual educational interactive software modules. The scheme uses Cross Curricular topics including World War II, Enter into Egypt, Native Americans, Exploring the River and Sea, Victorian Times , The Tudors, Learning about Marching Music through history, and projects to support teachers to deliver National Curriculum subjects. New topics are being added regularly and by request.