DISABLED PUPILS TO CREATE THEIR OWN OPEN ORCHESTRA

PUBLISHED OCTOBER 2018

Making music is a wonderful thing, but for many young people who have a disability, playing a traditional instrument is far from easy. This academic year, pupils at Meadowgate Academy, a specialist academy in Wisbech, will be proving that any such challenges can be overcome, by creating their own school orchestra.

The project is being delivered through a partnership between Cambridgeshire Music and Open Orchestras, a national organisation that works with music hubs across the country to create ensembles for young people with disabilities. Pupils create music using specially designed digital instruments that can be played with any part of the body – such as the head, feet and even the eyes. The music itself is reworked to make sure that anyone can join in.

We’re really excited about the project and will be reporting on how it goes later this year. Find out more about Open Orchestras, on their website here: www.openorchestras.org