Berwick schools get £100,000 for major music programme
Over 700 children in Berwick are set to benefit from a Youth Music grant of £100,000 after a lack of music provision was identified in the area.
The grant to Holy Trinity First School is to undertake a music project involving eight local schools.
Children have already been consulted about their musical interests and as a result the project will offer singing, guitar and steel pan learning sessions over a two year period.
Participants will perform at three celebratory performance events which the young people themselves will take part in designing, delivering and performing.
Dawn Groves, head teacher at Holy Trinity, said: “We are really looking forward to working with The Sage Gateshead to deliver a high quality music project locally in Berwick. This is a really exciting project which will benefit all children and young people in our area.”
It was among grants totalling £402,000 announced by Youth Music, the leading UK charity supporting life-changing music experiences and learning for children and young people.
Matt Griffiths, executive director, Youth Music says: “We are delighted to support Holy Trinity along with all the other organisations that are doing such great work to support young people in the north east.
“We know that music captures the imagination of children and young people in a way that other learning often doesn’t and the benefits of their participation go way beyond developing musical skills. These benefits can include greater social and team working skills as well as enhanced self-esteem. We wish Holy Trinity every success with their very worthwhile project.”
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