Sightlines Initiative have been working on the subject of tuning in to children's musicality, through various Youth Music-funded projects, since 2002 when we began with a one-off project in a Newcastle nursery school.
An important part of supporting children’s creativity is standing back and observing their play. In developing their work supporting young children’s ideas, Sightlines have created a question-based framework for guiding the observation process.
This page outlines some of the values and characteristics, the tools and understandings that Sightlines have developed for creating environments where young children’s natural sense of enquiry is allowed to thrive, and where that enquiry can help them to learn and discover.
ArtsTrain delivers a range of curricular and extra curricular music programmes and we have recently observed a direct impact that extra curricular delivery can have young people's perfromance in school.