“Singing can improve pupils’ learning, confidence, health and social development.It has the power to change lives and build stronger communities. This is why we are asking hubs to develop singing strategies, in and beyond schools, to ensure that every child sings regularly and that choirs are available. Such strategies will widen singing opportunities for all pupils, drive up quality and give routes for progression such as access to chorister programmes, area/county choirs and the National Youth Choir.” National Plan for Music, DFE
The Singing Strategy for the academic year 2014-15 is to engage in a singing experience. This will then be built on and developed in subsequent years.
Therefore each school within the county is being offered a free one day vocal workshop/CPD.
In addition to this a County Youth Choir is being established, run by Kat Stevens. The choir, which is open to pupils aged 11-21 will meet on a termly basis.
Finally for those school staff who love to sing themselves or would like to gain confidence in their singing a Somerset Teachers Rock Choir is starting up in Wellington with rehearsals once a half term.