Spitalfields Music

Creative Music in Neighbourhood Schools

An innovative series of creative music projects in six mainstream and special educational needs schools in Tower Hamlets, offering creative learning and performance opportunities to disadvantaged children ages 4 to 16 – fostering creativity, raising aspirations and building community cohesion.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 4 December 2015 to 5:00 PM, 14 December 2015

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1052043)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£50,000

Amount raised

£100,000

Donations

43

    Category

  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment

    Helping

Location

  • ‚ÄúThanks for the fantastic project with the kids. They said it was their 'best term ever'.‚Äù

    — Class teacher at Phoenix School

  • ‚ÄúI learnt something; that being part of the team makes me happy and proud.‚Äù

    — Year 5 pupil after taking part in a 2016 project

  • ‚ÄúI learnt how to sing beautifully and also to believe in myself‚Äù

    — Year 4 pupil after taking part in a 2016 project

  • “Thanks for the fantastic project with the kids. They said it was their 'best term ever'.”

    — Class teacher at Phoenix School

  • “I learnt something; that being part of the team makes me happy and proud.”

    — Year 5 pupil after taking part in a 2016 project

  • “I learnt how to sing beautifully and also to believe in myself”

    — Year 4 pupil after taking part in a 2016 project

Situation

Tower Hamlets continues to face significant challenges around child poverty, educational aspiration and cultural integration. Funding cuts and increased pressure on school time have led to a decline in opportunities for children to access creative learning experiences which underpin their personal and educational development. Research indicates that children who have high levels of arts engagement do better academically and attain more positive outcomes in civic engagement.

Solution

Enable 4-16 year olds in mainstream and special educational needs (SEN) schools to develop their confidence, creativity and life skills through projects including: • A series of interactive music workshops and concerts in and out of school • Creative music and performance projects for pupils from SEN and mainstream primary schools • Bespoke singing and musical play sessions in nursery and reception classes All led by professional artists and music leaders.