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The Singing Project Training - Supporting Children through School Transition

Date: Thu, 23 Nov 2017, 15:45 - 17:45

Venue: TBC

Price: £60.00 Per Attendee

Course description

"Singing can improve pupils' learning, confidence, health and social development. It has the power to change lives and build stronger communities."

The National Plan for Music Education

The Singing Project is the outcome of a pilot project which explored the use of singing to support foster children in their transition to a new school. The results from this pilot were very positive, showing how singing has enormous benefits emotionally, physically and educationally, and helps not just vulnerable children, but all children to settle, engage and flourish in the classroom.

This Singing Project training is suitable for class teachers, teaching assistants, music co-ordinators and any other staff who have responsibility for the transition of Looked After Learners, as well as other vulnerable children. The training will look at theories that promote singing as a vehicle for healing, and explain how singing reduces tension, boosts self-esteem, provides an outlet for feelings, helps speech, builds brain connections and helps children learn and remember. Importantly, it will also provide delegates with a range of easy to use singing activities and resources to take back to the classroom and start using right away.

Course Leaders: Bullfrog Arts

Since 2010 Bullfrog Arts have been engaging the most vulnerable children and young people of Leicester City in high quality arts activities. Using mainly singing and music our work focuses on improving emotional health, well-being and self-efficacy. All our work is carefully tailored to meet the needs of the individual and support the creative, expressive and musical ability of those we work with. Our staff are skilled musicians, teachers, social workers and creative practitioners who are specialists in working with Looked After Children and supporting learners who have experienced trauma and loss in their lives. Our Bullfrog Approach has been proven to help children and young people regulate stress, improve self-confidence, build resilience and nurture a positive sense of self-image and worth. Bullfrog Arts work in partnership with the LeicesterShire Schools Music Service, the Leicester City Virtual School Team and the Leicester City Looked After Children Service to ensure our work has the maximum impact for the young people we are privileged to work with.

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Tags: CPD, Teaching, Training, Curriculum, music, Primary Schools, Singing, Leicestershire