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Whether you are an individual school or a multi-school organisation, and whether you are interested in online or in-person delivery, or a combination of the two, we can tailor a Singing Playgrounds programme to suit you.
“The work of your team was crucial for moulding our community”
Ben Keeling, Head Master, Shrewsbury International School, Hong Kong
In 2004 Rebecca Ledgard, from Ex Cathedra and Ula Weber , a teacher in a large primary school in Sandwell worked together to put singing at the heart of the school community. This was the beginning of Singing Playgrounds. Since then our team has expanded to include others who are passionate about our child-led project, bringing together their vast range of skills and experience in the education, performance and community music worlds.
We have implemented the project in over 1000 primary schools across the UK, and travelled to Singapore, Uganda, Thailand, New Zealand, Belgium and China. We have led many training events and conference presentations, as well as Singing Playgrounds celebration-performances. Highlights include 2000 children in a park in Derby, a performance at the Royal Albert Hall, and the global inaugural One Young Voice summit on stage with Desmond Tutu. Singing Playgrounds was the first flagship project for Sing Up and was awarded Best Musical Initiative by Music and Education Drama Awards 2014. Since 2020 we have expanded the resources for schools to include audio-visual materials available online. This supports schools in continuing the programme after our visits, and allows schools unable to afford to bring us in to benefit from the programme digitally.
20 years in, every new school visit continues to be exciting for us.. We have maintained the true essence of the project: children smiling, singing and playing together.