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!

Check the information on the right about our free webinar on 19th November – register 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.

Click here to see a short film of the first Project One Dot Wiltshire celebration event

You can download further information and booking links here:


More information about our support for singing:

  • A development fund, to encourage start-up and development of choirs and singing projects
  • 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 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.

     

 

 

FILM: Opera in Primary School

Find out what happened when three professional opera singers surprised some pupils aged 5-7 at St Nicholas' Primary School in Porton, Wiltshire.

Short film documenting the impact across the whole school of opera singing with younger pupils

View the film here