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Webinar: Music changes young lives and minds

  • 18th October 2018
  • 3.30pm
  • online webinar

Evidence that music changes schools and has a major impact on education and wellbeing. Any doubts? Our guests will convince you otherwise…

Our webinar taking place on Thursday 18 October at 3.30pm is aimed at primary and secondary school music teachers, heads of department, head teachers, peripatetic teachers and music leaders, and parents and carers.

We will cover:

  • Music and child development in Primary schools and how cuts to music and the arts can affect the wellbeing of children
  • Music minds – empowering teenagers to use music as a coping strategy and the impact of music on young people’s mental health
  • A number of pioneering programmes in the UK which are empowering young people to replace negative coping behaviours with music
  • How Arts Award is a flexible, accessible qualification with demonstrable evidence proving that it has a positive impact on young peoples’ education and life experience
  • The wider positive impact of music in schools and how Arts Award can play a supporting role

The webinar will be hosted by our Music Education Hubs Associate, Ruth Jones. She will be joined by:

Jimmy Rotheram, musician and Music Coordinator at Feversham Primary Academy and Anita Holford who is a freelance writer and communications practitioner, specialising in helping music and arts organisations to communicate the value and impact of what they do.

Jimmy Rotheram has seen first-hand how using inclusive, child-developmental approaches to music education can transform schools. After introducing up to 6 hours of music a week for every child, Feversham went from Special Measures to one of the top 10% of schools in the country for pupil progress. This led to a feature in the Guardian which attracted over 250,000 global shares, as well as an interview with Music Mark.

Anita Holford runs the musiceducationworks website and is also part of the senior management team for a small community music charity The Music Works, which specialises in working with young people in challenging circumstances. Her areas of special interest are inclusion/social justice, looked-after children, music and mental health, and impact evaluation.

There will be allocated time for questions and issues raised during the webinar.

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If you can’t attend live, register as normal and we’ll send a link to the webinar after the event.


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