Young Voice Project, Surrey: project designs for looked after children and music

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    Wednesday, 16 September, 2015 - 16:02

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Waypointwaypoint/partners-and-objectives-4Partners and objectives172.5192.2""#0000002
Waypointwaypoint/main-singing-programme-0Main singing programme316.5450.2""#0000002
Waypointwaypoint/young-people-led-training-adultsYoung people-led training for adults318.5643.2""#0000002
Waypointwaypoint/disabled-looked-after-children-sessionsDisabled looked after children sessions317.5543.2""#0000002
Waypointwaypoint/young-singing-leaders-activitiesYoung singing leaders activities316.5353.2""#0000002
Waypointwaypoint/oscarz-awards-ceremonyThe Oscarz Awards Ceremony669.5428.2""#0000002

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Partners and objectives


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Surrey Children’s Services
Surrey Arts
Surrey Youth Service

Young Voices used many different approaches to engage children and young people, which included, Singing Clubs, Fundays,  residential, one to one sessions and targeting key annual events (such as the Summer Party and the Oscarz awards ceremony). It was delivered in three strands, Primary age children, Young Leaders and Workforce development.

Main singing programme

Singing, rapping, beat-boxing and lyric workshops with performance opportunities for children aged 5-11, including Saturday sessions.

  • Taster Sessions at the Summer Party
  • Summer holiday taster sessions
  • One-to-one sessions for looked-after children with disabilities
  • Small Group sessions for a sibling group
  • Saturday Sing Club
  • Half Term Funday

Young people-led training for adults

Training and confidence building in singing and vocal work for social workers, foster carers and teachers, led or co-led by looked after young people.

Disabled looked after children sessions

Small group sessions for disabled children in a foster home and a residential home.

Young singing leaders activities

Training in vocal leadership for young people aged between 12 and 19 at a weekday session and at residential weekends.

  • The Summer Party and Summer Holiday Taster Sessions
  • Workshops leading up and performances at the Oscarz
  • Young Vocal Leaders training
  • Supporting Music Leaders in delivery to Primary Aged Children

The Oscarz Awards Ceremony

This was held in November 2010 specifically for looked after children.

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