Singing

We support and promote opportunities for all children and young people sing regularly – in school, out of school, in choirs and groups, at workshops and festivals and in a wide range of styles!

Booking now: Project One Dot – singing and composition CPD programme for primary school teachers: 2019/20

Wiltshire Music Connect offers Project One Dot – a singing and composition CPD programme for primary school teachers, including teachers who are not music specialists. The programme has been hugely successful with the first cohort of teachers in south Wiltshire, and in 2020 we can offer the course for schools in mid/ further north Wiltshire. This programme is offered free of charge to the first six Wiltshire schools who sign up for each course.

Participating schools come away with four new songs, original arrangements and songs composed by their own pupils, a supporting work book, and a range of new resources, activities and approaches to singing, listening, appraising and composing, linked to the KS2 national curriculum for music.

A short film of the first Project One Dot Wiltshire celebration event will be available on our website from summer 2019

You can download further information and booking links here:

Project One Dot information 2020


More information about our support for singing:

  • A development fund, to encourage start-up and development of choirs and singing projects
  • A new, safe platform for young people to upload and share their songs and compositions – check our Songwriter page for more information
  • A discount to buy the Out of the Ark Wiltshire Music Connect singing starter pack for primary schools – please contact ruth.jones@wiltshiremusicconnect.org.uk  to request details
  • Free CPD events and a CPD Bursary to help singing leaders develop their skills
  • Please get in touch with us if you are interested in a Singing Leader visit for your school – for INSET sessions or to work with your pupils
  • Please get in touch  with us if you are a singing / choir leader in Wiltshire and interested in joining us as an AssociateWe know that singing is important for very young children – it helps make sense of the world, and supports phonics and literacy development.Teenagers tell us singing makes them feel good. Singing can have the same effect as physical exercise – it releases endorphins, making you feel good, reducing stress, getting more oxygen into the blood, for better circulation and a good mood!

    Singing can improve pupils’ learning, confidence, health and social development – and it has the power change lives and build stronger communities

    Darren Henley, National Plan for Music Education

    We work with schools, singing teachers, project managers, and partner organisations to encourage and promote singing across the county – from rap to opera, and from nursery rhymes to beatboxing.

    Our county strategy for Wiltshire includes encouraging all schools to have regular singing – in choirs, assemblies and across the wider curriculum, and getting more boys singing at secondary school age.

     

 

 

Friday Afternoons FREE Song Bank and resources

The Song Bank houses all of the Friday Afternoons songs alongside the many resources available. Log In or Register to access these. Please note, the Level indicator is a guideline – if you aren’t sure which songs to sing with your group, simply get in touch with Friday Afternoons.

The resources available in the Song Bank can also be used to help you deliver Arts Award. Visit the Friday Afternoons Arts Award page to find out more and receive an exclusive Friday Afternoons discount.

More information here