Using our voices is the most natural and enjoyable way to be involved in music making. With the support of our partners, we have a variety of subsidised programmes for schools to enhance and support all kinds of singing.
Primary singing strategy
SingScape is the first phase of our two-year ambition to engage schools in developing a new vibrant singing programme. We aim to enhance in-school singing provision, support pupil personal development, build staff confidence and develop a culture of good singing practice within and potentially between schools.
Through the SingScape programme, part of the Hubs investment to support singing at primary phase, we will support schools on a journey to develop both singing and general musicianship. The programme will additionally support the Social Moral Spiritual and Cultural (SMSC) agenda (the over-arching umbrella that encompasses personal development across the whole curriculum), encouraging singing and the use of voice to improve well-being.
The type of support we can offer includes:
- Leading large group singing – such as singing assemblies
- Ways into part-singing
- Choir development
- Developing performance skills
- Singing technique, warm-ups and vocal health
- Developing general musicianship and addressing National Curriculum music requirements through singing
- Singing in the classroom
- Singing across the curriculum
- ‘Singing Surgery’ consultation with school singing leaders
To help schools become familiar with Charanga and make the most of the subscription that is offered as part of the Hub Package, the SingScape practitioners will use and signpost many of the Charanga singing resources.
In addition, the Hub supports local choirs; this year we’re delighted to launch ‘Vocability’ and to be supporting Funky Little Choir in Christchurch…click the links below to find out more.