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Young visitors are invited to join us for one of four very special workshops where they will learn basic music practical and theory techniques and learn two songs in a fun, learning environment.
The National Memorial Arboretum is teaming up with the BBC Teach Bring The Noise campaign to create these workshops, with the aim of enabling all children to access and enjoy music and performance. The young visitors will then perform the songs to visitors at the Arboretum, straight after their workshop, displaying what they have learnt whilst being involved in this year’s Royal British Legion’s Remembrance Theme: Coming Home.
Who are the workshops for?
Children aged from 5 to 10 years old. Accompanying adults will not be involved in the workshops, but will be expected to remain on site and provide consent for each child to take part including permissions for any potential photography or filming. Accompanying adults will then get to enjoy their child’s performance afterwards. Children do not need any previous musical or singing ability, just a desire to get involved and enjoy the experience.
VE Day 75 Anniversary
All children who participate in a workshop will be invited to form the inaugural National Memorial Arboretum Children’s Choir and will be asked to perform at our VE Day commemoration events on 8 May 2020, alongside Lichfield Sinfonia.
BBC Teach Bring the Noise is a music education campaign designed to inspire every child to become a musician and discover the joys of music-making. Teachers and parents can access free, fun, and curriculum-linked music resources online, including child friendly songs and activities that are easy to use in the classroom or at home. Bring the Nosie and its partners, are turning the spotlight on music education, championing its benefits in the classroom and aiming to support primary school teachers to teach music more confidently in the classroom as well as encouraging music-making at home.
To find out more about the resources and campaign please click here.