BBC Concert Orchestra visits school

Published on: 31 Mar 2015

CHILDREN at Emersons Green Primary School had a musical treat when members of the BBC Concert Orchestra dropped by for the day.

CHILDREN at Emersons Green Primary School had a musical treat when members of the BBC Concert Orchestra dropped by for the day.

The school beat off stiff competition regionally and nationally to be selected by the BBC as one of only ten schools in the UK to take part in the Ten Pieces initiative. This is a project for primary schools, led by BBC Learning and the BBC Performing Groups, focusing on classical music and creativity.

There are more than 200 Ten Pieces Champions supporting the initiative at a local level, including South Gloucestershire Council’s Music Education Hubs.

During the day, facilitator Rachel Leach, who is one of the UK’s leading composers, worked alongside members of the BBC Concert Orchestra and film maker Kwame Lestrade.

The day started with a whole school assembly and then 30 children were involved in a workshop. Two groups of children shot, edited and made a film about the visit.

Richard Jones, music and arts strategy manager at South Gloucestershire Council, said: “The BBC Ten Pieces is a great resource for all schools, not only to play the music but to develop a range of creative work across the arts and I know many South Gloucestershire schools are involved. The pupils at Emersons Green Primary School had a fabulous day.”

More information about the scheme is available online at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4KCVB2XVgPQ0JwnqLGJl8y0/about-bbc-ten-pieces

 

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