Ramsey College takes part in international research project

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Sarah Noble, the leader of the project - Credit: Thomas Evans

Staff at Abbey College, in Ramsey, have taken part in an international research project – Restoring Respect through Music Education (RRME). 

The project, a strategic partnership co-funded by Erasmus+, aims to close social exclusion gaps by adapting the ‘Il Sistema’ music programme to include values of restorative justice of equality, social inclusion, diversity, power sharing and non-discrimination. 

Staff at the college fed back on a number of issues they thought were most affecting disadvantaged students currently in the UK. These included Covid-19 school closures and digital poverty. 

Andy Christoforou, headteacher at Abbey College, said: “We are thrilled to be involved with a prestigious international research project which encourages the interaction and integration of many different communities. 

The project research was conducted with schools in Romania, Turkey, Cyprus, Germany, Spain and the UK. 


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Once research is complete, RRME will produce an innovative training programme for educationalists. This will support the integration of students and young people who are at risk of exclusion, with a particular focus on those from migrant and refugee backgrounds. 


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