Sing For Your School

Develop creative writing and composition skills through lyric and song-writing

FOR: Primary and secondary schools (whole classes, years groups and key stages), individual singer-songwriters, bands
DATES: September 2017 - March 2018

The county-wide song-writing project Sing For Your School aims to get every school in the county writing their own song – which they record and perform. The songs are uploaded to the Sing for Your School chart where the public can listen to and comment on them. Students and teachers are supported with resources and workshops to help fuel creativity, which also gives schools the opportunity to work towards their Artsmark accreditation. The project was launched by Cambridgeshire Music for the first time in September 2016 and is delivered partnership with Cambridge News & Media and Musicnet East.

Our offer

Sing For Your School supports students and teachers to write, record and perform high quality new songs, including post production and an online chart. We provide:

Creative writing and song-writing scheme of work developed by literacy and music specialists with lesson plans and guidance
Resources pack including backing tracks if needed
2-hr CPD twilight INSET to introduce the materials and techniques
Two 2-hr workshops with our song-writing team with classes of your choice
Option to submit one or more songs to the Sing for Your School chart, share with friends and families and encourage online listening to your new song
Access for individual songwriters to their own resources and chart
Feedback from professional songwriters to submitted songs
Potential to be invited to perform at celebration concert

Outcomes

The project supports students to achieve the following learning outcomes:

Staff and pupils improve understanding and confidence in creating lyrics, melodies and accompaniments
Pupils embed creative writing and English skills in an enjoyable approach to learning
Schools support topics of study or particular themes

Arts Award and Artsmark

Students can achieve Arts Award Discover, Explore or Bronze by taking part in Sing For Your School. Many schools have already used Sing For Your School as their Artsmark Case Study, and we offer full support for schools on their Artsmark journeys.

Cost

£150 per school for workshops, resources and CPD
£50 per school for resources and CPD only
Free for resources pack only
£75 for additional session purchase or recording of song

You provide

Commitment to and participation in all aspects of the project
A designated contact to liaise with the team regarding the project
Deliver (with support) the song-writing programme in school
Attendance at CPD
Workshop space if included
Travel to/from celebration concert (if invited)

 
 

"Writing and performing this song makes us feel
very special...
It's cool to compose your own song!"

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