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Music for Schools 2018

Looking back at Music for Schools 2018

Workshops in Schools – inspirational music-making experiences for pupils and teachers

The delivery was fantastic. Their enthusiasm, passion and manner with the children allowed all the children to gain a sense of what being a musician is all about. They covered lots of different skills from the curriculum and gave teachers different ideas about how to structure an engaging session for all the class.

Deputy Head, Grangefield School

Concert for Schools and Music Explorers – with specials thanks to Musicats Victoria Groves (Cellist), Lauren Storey (French Horn), Maja Pluta (Violinist) and Gloucestershire Academy of Music’s Inspire Ensemble.

Our children loved the different animal themes and picking them out in the music. They were inspired by the young musicians. They particularly enjoyed the special effects with the bubble machine, fish and especially the glitter ball! Being in such a building as the Town Hall was a special experience.

Teacher, St David’s c of E Primary School

Children all loved being able to handle the instruments – especially the more unusual ones!

Teacher, St James’ Primary School

2018 stats
  • 100% of schools rated their workshop ‘Excellent’
  • 88% of schools rated the Concert ‘Excellent’ or ‘Good’ in terms of value and enjoyment for their pupils
  • 100% of schools rated Music Explorers ‘Excellent’ or ‘Good’ in terms of value and enjoyment for their pupils


Supported by funding from Make Music Gloucestershire, the county’s music education hub

Colwinston Charitable Trust
The John Armitage Charitable Trust
The Reed Foundation
The Sedbury Trust

We would also like to thank all of our generous individual supporters, including the 70th Festival Appeal Donors.