20th May 2020

STEAM workshops for Wiltshire children

IMPORTANT INFORMATION – please note that due to an administrative error, this page previously contained incorrect workshop times. It has now been corrected. Please check the details below carefully to ensure that you sign in for your workshop at the correct time.

We’re pleased to announce an exciting series of STEAM workshops for children in Wiltshire, delivered by our new partners at Conductive Music.

In the second week of June 2020, primary age children in the county will be able to join online STEAM workshops – learning how to use science, technology, maths and coding to make music.

Wiltshire Music Connect is covering the cost (approx. £7 per child) so that the sessions are FREE of charge for participants.

The live online sessions will take place through Zoom and children can take part from their own homes, using laptops, tablets or phones.

Schedule for workshops in Wiltshire:

 Tuesday 9th JuneWeds 10th JuneThursday 11th JuneFriday 12th June
9.30-10.30amYears 1 & 2Years 1 & 2 follow-upYears 5 & 6Years 5 & 6 follow up  
11am-12pmYears 3 & 4Years 3 & 4 follow-upYears 5 & 6 AdvancedYears 5 & 6 Advanced

Years 1 & 2:        Two sessions dedicated to making art, music and having fun with Scratch Jr. Download it to your Phone, Tablet or Computer and follow along with us.  Support resources can be found here.

Years 3 & 4:        Two sessions to code, compose and perform with your very own digital musical instrument. Follow along with us, your imagination is the limit. Download Scratch to your Phone, Tablet or access Scratch here.

Years 5 & 6:        Two sessions to code for Music, Art and Science, all blended together through fun experiments. Check out the video resources here.

Years 5 & 6 (Advanced):      Two sessions for pupils who are more musically advanced. If you would like to make music online, these sessions are for you. We will introduce you to online digital music making on the free platform Soundtrap. You will learn to: program a drum-loop and create a basic song structure, add multiple instrumental and vocal tracks, record your voice, connect MIDI keyboards, export and share. Check out the video resources here.

Find out more here.

Sign up here.

Conductive Music will send out the links direct to families one week in advance (and a reminder the day before). All participating families will need to install the Zoom app for phone or tablet, or plugin for computer.  It is free and safe. You can read Conductive Music’s full data protection policy here.

Safeguarding:

Safeguarding for these sessions has been carefully considered. Conductive Music has been operating in 500+ schools across England and internationally, for over 8 years.  Their experienced tutors are DBS-checked and specialised in the target Year group. Zoom is used for the password-protected sessions. The tutor’s camera is the only one visible, the student microphones are muted, and the chat is only allowed towards the teacher, for questions and problems. Each session is run by 2 Conductive Music teachers, to provide support. You can read Conductive Music’s full online education policy here.