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Blog of an emerging music leader

Chuckle would like to share news of our recent project, with the Youth Music Network.

“The Kid with a Pocketful of Stars” is an original song and video, created by musician Allen Kent for the non-profit organisation Chuckle Productions. Using the words and pictures of the Chuckle Stars, our musical theatre group for children with additional needs, the song has been created to help give the world a glimpse into their hearts and minds.

Two Rivers High School is a special school in Tamworth for students aged between 11 -- 19. There are currently 180 young people in the school, and many of these have multiple learning needs. These include specific communication and language difficulties, challenging behaviours, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, physical difficulties and medical needs. All students have a statement of special educational needs.

This Project has been encouraging 180 students to engage with music through the delivery of inclusive and accessible large group sessions and the provision of, and support to access, progression and performance opportunities in school and the wider community. This work has developed musical, social and emotional skills of participants. Furthermore this approach has become embedded in the school and best practice shared with other organisations across the SEND Network.

This Blog shows an Emerging Music leader's experience in the setting.

Two Rivers High School is a special school in Tamworth for students aged between 11 -- 19. There are currently 180 young people in the school, and many of these have multiple learning needs. These include specific communication and language difficulties, challenging behaviours, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, physical difficulties and medical needs. All students have a statement of special educational needs.
This Project has been encouraging 180 students to engage with music through the delivery of inclusive and accessible large group sessions and the provision of, and support to access, progression and performance opportunities in school and the wider community. This work has developed musical, social and emotional skills of participants. Furthermore this approach has become embedded in the school and best practice shared with other organisations across the SEND Network.
This Blog shows an Emerging Music leader's experience in the setting.

In the growing absence of safe spaces for creative young people to practice their arts. We've been reflecting on tapping into current culture to support young artists looking to evolve their practice and performance opportunties. 

This is a picture of a few members of the group as they make a piece of vocal and percussive music using both the natural and man-made objects they find around them.  

This is a picture of a few members of the group as they make a piece of vocal and percussive music using both the natural and man-made objects they find around them.  

This is a picture of a few members of the group as they make a piece of vocal and percussive music using both the natural and man-made objects they find around them.  

In Middleport, we wanted to take our issue of gang violence and create new opportunities for young people to be a part of a new gang...otherwise known as a band!  We believe that encouraging our young people to form music bands could change their pathway in life.

Free Mental Health Training morning at The Hive, Shrewsbury to improve the understanding of young people’s Mental Health issues in Shropshire

Want to attend our training but live too far away?

Join us tomorrow (Thursday 28th September) through Facebook live!! Streaming from 2pm

Check us out on https://www.facebook.com/musicalcommunities/, ask your questions and get ready to learn

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