Musical skills for all pupils

A MUSICAL project has been launched at Alconbury Primary School to enable every child to be able to read music by the time they go to secondary school. Alconbury Primary School has launched the project with financial support from Department for Education

A MUSICAL project has been launched at Alconbury Primary School to enable every child to be able to read music by the time they go to secondary school.

Alconbury Primary School has launched the project with financial support from Department for Education and Skills (DFES), which has paid for sets of recorders and music books.

For 15 minutes each week, Tim Meynell, a governor at the school, will teach two classes of Year 3 and 4 children how to read music and play the recorder.

The aim of the project is to develop new opportunities for pupils to learn a musical instrument and, if the initiative is successful, the school is hoping to expand it and include other instruments. The intention is that all children will be able to read music before moving to secondary school, with some children achieving grade exams.


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