The Benedetti Foundation's inspiring and engaging primary school music workshops aim to transform music participation for over 18,000 5-11-year-olds from lower arts-engaged areas of the UK. During 2023, we will deliver these in 150+ primary schools working in partnership with 15 Music Services.
Across the UK, there is a widening inequality in primary school music education provision. A lack of staff confidence and training combined with budget constraints prevents many schools from delivering effective and engaging music lessons and providing a range of co-curricular opportunities. This can have a significant impact on children’s learning and all-round educational attainment, as well as their creative, personal and social skills. Through our work, we want to help to change this.
Working in partnership with 15+ Music Services, we will visit 150+ schools across all 4 UK nations to deliver free, inspiring music workshops for 5-11-year-olds. We will work predominantly with schools in rural, socio-economically deprived or low-arts engaged areas who often miss out. We will also lead practical and implementable teacher training in these areas to enable schools to develop their long-term provision of music activities in the classroom and provide resources to support this.