Special Pilot Programme of Award-Winning “Singing Playgrounds”
In 2021, Surrey Arts is bringing the award-winning project “Singing Playgrounds” to Surrey primary schools through a new Covid-19 friendly online resource created by Ex Cathedra Education.
Schools will have access to an online resource including a series interactive teaching films, demonstrations, 30 KS1 and KS2 lesson plans, and instrumental backing tracks. At the press of a button teachers will have the Singing Playgrounds team within the classroom, on the whiteboard, leading and teaching the children.
Singing together releases oxytocin (a feel-good hormone) while reducing cortisol (a stress-related hormone). Singing-play is a very special way for children to improve their wellbeing, develop musicianship and vocal skills as well as personal and social skills.
‘Singing Playgrounds is brilliant. I wish I could wave a wand and have it magically appear in every primary school in the country now.’ Howard Goodall CBE, National Ambassador for Singing 2007-2011
Schools enrolling on the pilot programme will receive one year’s access to the online resource at a discounted rate of £50 (half off the usual £100/year). Your one-year subscription will start from the beginning of the summer 2021 term.
To enrol your school at the special discounted rate you will need to apply through Surrey Arts using the application form available here.
The deadline for applications taking advantage of the introductory rate for the start of summer term is Wednesday 21 April 2021.