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).
To enrol your school at the special discounted rate you will need to apply through Surrey Arts using the application form available here. Register now to begin a new subscription.