SING SPRING IN 2016
Last term’s schools singing project - Sing Spring In 2016! - reached 45 schools across the county, with 14 different end-of-term cluster gatherings as well as a number of schools singing the songs on their own in assemblies and concerts. During this 4th project, the songs have been sung by over 3000 children, which is a record. Our team of 8 singing leaders, including their leader Jenni Axtell, should all be extremely proud of what they achieved - we’re getting loads of very positive feedback.
The aim for the National Singing Strategy, which is behind the whole project, is to achieve regular singing in schools - the Evaluation forms received so far from schools emphasize how the project successfully encourages children to enjoy singing, so we anticipate another similar project next year.
Pupils from Ashfield Park Primary School enthusiastically performing the Crocodile Rap
JIGSAW INTEGRATED DANCE
This is a joint Dancefest & Music Pool production in partnership with The Courtyard. On March 22nd & 23rd the Big Jigsaw presented a performance of The Magical Umbrella performed by disabled and non-disabled dancers and musicians. A brilliant show, visually and musically, it involved nearly 150 dancers and 8 musicians, and moved both sell-out audiences to tears. Young people from Barrs Court, Westfield, Blackmarston, Marlbrook & Regency Schools joined dancers from Hereford College of Arts Contact course, Jigsaw Performance Group, Elevate Youth Dance and Elevate Junior Youth Dance.