Pitch In Project, Lincolnshire: project designs for looked after children and music

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    Wednesday, 16 September, 2015 - 16:02

This visualisation shows the main elements in the Pitch In Project, Lincolnshire, with looked after children. Click on the dots for more information.

Waypointwaypoint/partners-and-objectives-0Partners and objectives173.0193.0""#0000002
Waypointwaypoint/partnership-building-and-maintenance-0Partnership building and maintenance72.0453.0""#0000002
Waypointwaypoint/work-disabled-children-and-young-people-residential-unitsWork with disabled children and young people in residential units320.0676.0""#0000002
Waypointwaypoint/fostering-teams-and-fostering-support-groupsFostering teams and fostering support groups317.0571.0""#0000002
Waypointwaypoint/family-singing-sessionsFamily singing sessions317.0483.0""#0000002
Waypointwaypoint/embedding-and-sustainability-activitiesEmbedding and sustainability activities667.0484.0""#0000002
Waypointwaypoint/jump-residentials-and-excursions'Jump' residentials and excursions317.0389.0""#0000002
Waypointwaypoint/singing-children-and-young-peoples-services-staffSinging with Children and Young People's Services staff315.0291.0""#0000002

This visualisation shows the main elements in the Pitch In Project, Lincolnshire, with looked after children. Click on the dots for more information.


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Partners and objectives

Partners

soundLINCS (www.soundlincs.org)
Lincolnshire County Council (LCC) Children’s Services
CfBT Education Trust (Looked After Children Education Services) JUMP Projects

PITCH IN placed a strong emphasis on partnership-building and worked in 7 districts of Lincolnshire. A feature was family groups meeting together in stimulating environments such as museums and castles, together with open spaces such as gardens and parks.  The sessions have offered cultural and social opportunities in addition to singing and song writing.  A Case Study and participant feedback highlighted the personal growth, increased confidence and new-found resilience developed by Looked After Children.

Partnership building and maintenance

LCC Children’s Services - Principal Participation Officer for the Participation and Inclusion Team, linking to 4 Team Leaders, Fostering and Adoption Services. 

CfBT Education Trust - Manager of Looked After Children Education Services and Children’s Workforce Development Team.

Work with disabled children and young people in residential units

Wide choice of acoustic and digital music making activities, including singing and songwriting, made available to residential and disability care homes in Lincolnshire.  Activities offered following discussion and consultation with LAC and their staff teams.

Fostering teams and fostering support groups

Providing informal &  positive singing experiences and advocating the many benefits of singing through the simple message “Did you know that singing keeps you healthy, happy and helps to improve learning?”

Family singing sessions

Foster carers with their foster children and extended families in museums, castles, village halls, and at summer barbecues throughout Lincolnshire. At least 100 Looked After Children and 50 foster carers actively participated.

Embedding and sustainability activities

Family Singing Group at Ayscoughfee Hall Museum is still continuing.  soundLINCS is delivering a Music and Arts Service to 6 residential and disability care homes in Lincolnshire in partnership with LCC Children’s Services . 

A key aspect of the service is ongoing CPD sessions for all staff working within the 6 homes.  Developing a PECS songbook in discussion with respite care home for children with disabilities.  Producing a large scale Celebration & Awards event for LAC with Children’s Services and CfBT.

'Jump' residentials and excursions

JUMP FREE - 2 residential projects for LAC at an environmental centre that combines outward bound activities and experiential learning.  Each residency involves 24 LAC (aged 8 – 16), 12 Lincoln University mentors and 2 CfBT staff.  Each residency runs from Friday evening to Sunday morning.

JUMP 4 SUCCESS - 2 educational projects arranged as 10 weekly sessions plus a full day trip out.  Each project involves 8 LAC (aged 10-13), 8 Lincoln University mentors and 2 CfBT staff.

Singing with Children and Young People's Services staff

67 CYPS staff and 32 mentors from Lincoln University have participated in practical singing and CPD opportunities.

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