Children from 96 primary schools took part in Suffolk County Music Service’s annual WCET Celebration week of events and between Monday 19 June and Friday 23 June, schools across the county took part in singing activities and instrumental workshops. Taught by County Music Service tutors in school, pupils play brass, wind, string, guitar, and percussion instruments. Each celebration finished with a sharing concert, where all schools played and sang together as part of a massed band and massed choir in front of an invited audience.
Our performance at St Michael's Church in Framlingham on Thursday was a huge success.
Philip Shaw, Head of Suffolk County Music Service, said: “Working in partnership with Suffolk schools to deliver this programme, Suffolk County Music Service is delighted to be able to increase pupils’ entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum within schools that includes the opportunity for pupils to experience real musical learning and be inspired by tutors who have specialist expertise to develop pupils’ skills across a range of instruments or experiences.”
The KS2 WCET programme is a key part of the National Plan for Music Education that states “every child aged 5-18 has the opportunity to learn a musical instrument…through whole-class ensemble teaching programmes that provide a weekly lesson on the same instrument for a full school year”.
More information about other projects and programmes can be found on www.suffolkmusichub.co.uk or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org