Spitalfields Music

Creative Music in Neighbourhood Schools

A series of bespoke creative projects designed in partnership with local schools to enhance educational attainment, support personal development, and nurture talent and creativity in young people aged 5-18 across the London borough of Tower Hamlets.

Donations open 12:00 PM, 3 December 2019 to 12:00 PM, 10 December 2019

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1052043)

Campaign target

£20,000

Amount raised

£15,042

Donations

80

Championed by The Childhood Trust

  • Thank you all for making such a wonderful and memorable moment in the lives of our children

    — Deputy Head Teacher

  • My whole life has changed. I spend more time making songs in my free time

    — Pupil

  • It was AMAZING !!!!!!!!!!

    — Pupil

Situation

The London borough of Tower Hamlets faces huge challenges around child poverty, unemployment, cultural integration and educational aspiration. Funding cuts in schools have led to a decline in access to creative learning experiences which enhance and underpin their personal and educational development. Research indicates that participating in music projects results in better academic results, better workforce opportunities, and more civic engagement amongst young people.

Solution

Our work delivers high-quality and inspiring music experiences in a network of Tower Hamlets schools through interactive and creative music workshops and concerts for primary school children from mainstream and SEN/D schools, exposing children to professional musicians and experiences that broaden their horizons and raise aspirations. Song-writing builds literacy and music skills, while collaborative activities enhance vital communication and teamwork skills, as well as individual confidence.