Soundpots Conference 2018

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    Wednesday, 13 December, 2017 - 10:37

Soundpots Conference - Exploring the links between Music and Speech and Language in the Early Years.

What is Soundpots?

Soundpots is an award winning and ambitious programme of Early Years music delivery and training. To date we have worked with over 900  children in 38 settings, and have provided training and mentoring over 200 Early Years practitioners.  The children participating in the programme have made significant gains in their speech, language and communication


Soundpots in the Baby Room

Soundpots has been developed to support the development of staff in Baby-Rooms, encouraging music for the youngest of children. Opportunities to take part in this amazing programme are still available: please speak to any of the City Music Team or email



Friday 19th January

The Bridge Centre

Stoke-on-Trent, ST2 8DD

9.00: Registration and refreshments

             Allocation of workshop group

9.30: Icebreakers

9.45: Sally Tonge—Guest  Speaker

10.45: Coffee break


11.00 –11.45: Workshop 1

12.00 –12.45 : Workshop 2

12.45: Lunch (provided) and  networking.


1.45–  2.30:  Workshop 3

2.45–  3.30:  Workshop 4

3.40: Evaluations and a safe journey home.

Delegates will be assigned a group on arrival and will access all workshops in these groups. Please come dressed to be free, and to move!

Musical Story-telling with Sally Tonge

Sal tells stories combined with music, and is especially skilled at working with young children, children with special and additional needs and people living with dementia and memory impairment.

Musical Creativity with Nancy Evans

Nancy will be discussing  what to look for in children’s musical play and get participants creating musical activity in small groups .

One Good Song :  With Penny Barfield and Di Davies

Come and find out how to choose and  use good repertoire to provide progression in speech and language, engagement and musical skills.

The Drum : With Lucy Vines and Angela Barker

This straightforward but versatile instrument has a key role in our music-making  with 0-5’s. Using the drum we will explore singing, musical play, story telling and musical conversations, and demonstrate how tapping into our own creativity and imagination can extend repertoire.


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Event date: 
Fri 19 Jan 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
The Bridge Centre
Birches Head Road
Stoke on Trent
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