The Birmingham Programme

in partnership with Birmingham Music Hub and Everything to Everybody

“The isle is full of noises,
Sounds and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt not.
Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments
Will hum about mine ears, and sometimes voices.”

The Tempest, William Shakespeare

FREE programme for all Birmingham primary schools for KS2 children

Children’s imaginations are full of sounds and their songs. Children often hum as they play. School playgrounds are a cacophony of happy noises. However, during this pandemic, singing, music-making and play is at risk. Just like in Shakespeare’s time the theatres have been closed, concert halls have been closed, and as children return to school there is a new way of school-life, through social-distanced interaction. Children’s playful singing is at risk of being silenced and yet singing is vitally important for children as individuals, and for school communities.

Singing Playgrounds

“A school without Singing Playgrounds is a school without a soul”

Birmingham teacher

The Birmingham Community

Creativity and inclusion matters. In this project, in partnership with Birmingham Music Hub and Everything to Everybody, we invite every Birmingham primary school to get involved. Singing is an important activity for mental and physical wellbeing and this project will celebrate, inspire, and enable children’s creativity through their inclusive singing-play. We will inspire and enable teachers to put (safe) singing-play at the heart of the playground and the school community and the project will culminate with an online film collection and songbook of Birmingham children’s new singing games, and in many languages.

Singing Fun

For more information about our project partners please visit:

Everything to Everybody

Birmingham Music Service,
Services for Education

    

Services for Education

“Singing Playgrounds helps with building the school community”

Birmingham teacher

Get Singing

Singing Playgrounds® Birmingham
Get the whole city singing with our FREE to Birmingham schools one-year programme

 

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