Music Enrichment in Schools

Funded by Newham Council, Music Enrichment for Schools is designed to enable Newham’s young people to experience and take full advantage of the richness of Newham’s already vibrant and diverse creative and cultural enrichment opportunities. 90 Newham schools have been awarded music grants totalling £625,000 to deliver innovative music enrichment in schools, supporting pupils’ wellbeing including a focus on recovery and bringing school communities back together during the Covid lockdown.

The investment across the school sector has made a real difference including

  • a measurable impact on a large number of children learning new skills and building new competencies
  • investment in key equipment which was previously unaffordable
  • increased awareness by school leaders to the importance of music and its effects across the curriculum

In November 2019, over 700 young people from schools across Newham performed at the Royal Albert Hall after two years working together to create a community opera that reflected their own stories. Join us on the journey in the video below, and watch the full performance here.

Schoolchildren from across the borough created videos and drawings while learning from home during lockdown for the ultimate virtual performance of “Wham in Newham!”

Jack Petchey FoundationNational Foundation For Youth MusicArts Council England
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