Music is an incredibly important subject that enriches pupils’ lives and education. But as it is treated increasingly as an afterthought rather than a priority, how can we ensure that children continue to enjoy the remarkable benefits of music in schools? With a lack of funding and resources for specialist education, it’s important to fit music into the school day wherever possible. Here you’ll find some simple and effective ideas to help you do so. Why we need more music in schools A 2012 Ofsted report highlighted several worrying trends…read more
Around this time of year, schools up and down the country will be getting ready for the imminent exodus of year 6 pupils. And yet, no matter how many years you have been teaching for, it’s always surprising just how emotional it can be saying goodbye to your ‘favourite year 6 class’. A year 6 leavers production can make the transition from primary to secondary education a less intimidating experience for your students whilst providing them with the recognition they deserve. A good leavers play or musical should reinforce their…read more
Choosing Secular Christmas Plays for Children As the world changes and schools and communities become more multicultural and multi-faith, the traditional Christmas play becomes an issue of contention as it is increasingly exclusive and some parents may find that they don’t wish for their children to participate. However, this doesn’t stop a school from continuing with their traditional seasonal events. The issue can easily be overcome by choosing secular Christmas plays for children.