This year Friday Afternoons are delighted support 15 organisations to deliver exceptional activity with young people. Find out more about the organisations and projects we are supporting below.
Barnet Education Arts Trust are working with students and teachers at one secondary and four feeder primary schools on the One Voice Connects choral outreach initiative.
Come and Sing Company are working with 5 schools in Bury St Edmunds towards a massed choir event at St Edmundsbury Cathedral, supporting teacher skill development through CPD.
David Ross Education Trust are developing their Singing Schools Programme, working with schools in Grimsby, Corby, Grantham and Northampton to icrease musical engagement and confidence among pupils and staff.
HMDT Music are running projects across their Saturday Programme to reinforce a love of singing, explore composition and develop creative responses to music from the Song Bank.
Live Music Now are running an intergenerational singing project involving children from schools in the Denbighshire area and residents at Walshaw Lodge residential home.
London Youth Choir are delivering the Aspire programme to primary schools in Barnet and Harrow, developing their musical skills and helping the students to gain Arts Award Discover.
MusicShare are working with six schools in the Staffordshire/Stoke on Trent area towards a joint performance of the original Friday Afternoons songs.
Nottingham Cathedral are working with local schools to encourage good vocal technique and develop musicianship skills for choral singing, running CPD sessions for music teachers and an event involving all schools at the Cathedral.
Saffron Hall are running two mass participation vocal events for KS2 children and their teachers. The teachers will also be exploring creative use of the repertoire and singing & wellbeing in CPD sessions.
SoundArtRadio are working with three schools in Dartington to prepare for a festive pageant in the town in January 2018.
Southend Youth Choirs are working with their 16+ aged singers to developing their music leadership skills, giving them the chance to work with younger singingers towards a performance.
St Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Cathedral are delivering a CPD day at St Paul’s Cathedral including interactive workshops involving two groups of children of different age groups and abilities and running workshops in four schools in Westminster towards a collaborative performance.
Sutton Coldfield Choirs are working with students and staff at schools in the area toward a performance in Spring 2018.
Tower Hamlets Arts & Music Education Service are working with KS1 teachers and students on a project run by Apollo5 toward a performance on International Make Music Day.
Voices Foundation are working with DRET Primary Schools, CET Secondary Schools and Sunderland Music Hub to encourage children and young people to sing, and inspire and train primary and secondary teachers.