Canterbury Schools Festival

Partner: Hollingbourne Primary School, Hollingbourne, Maidstone
Partner type: Maintained School
Project category: Music

 

The four schools chose a program of music which they independently rehearse and then perform in Canterbury Cathedral after a two hour rehearsal together on the day

 

Aims of the project

 

What are the aims of the project or partnership?

 

…To encourage the enjoyment of making and performing music together………………………………

 

What was the identified need?

 

…Not all schools will easily have the opportunity to this in such a wonderful setting

 

What are the critical factors for success?

 

…All the schools working independently in preparation for the day

 

Who are the immediate beneficiaries and those in the wider community?

 

…Those performing and their audience

 

Background and goals

 

How did the project or partnership come about?

 

…Andrew Snowdon was originally invited to be their guest conductor when it was organised by Stowting Primary School ( the original coordinators of the event)

 

Who identified the opportunity and how?

 

…The Headteacher of Stowting Primary School

 

 

 

How long has it been established?

 

…Approx 20 years

 

Resources

 

 

 


What resources are critical to the success of the project or partnership?


…Sheet music and good teaching by the various schools…


Does it use school facilities?


…Each uses their own school facilities……


How many of your staff’s man hours are dedicated to this link?


…40?……


 


Does it use teaching or non-teaching staff?


……Yes – to help with supervision at the event and to provide administration beforehand……


How many and for how long?


…20 hours?………


Is there a financial contribution?


…The admin and musical leadership is provided to the other schools at the expense of the New Beacon……


 

 

 

Impact

 

Is there any qualitative or quantitative assessment of the benefits of the activity?

 

…The children and what they gain from it.

 

How often is the assessment carried out?

 

……The event is annual……

 

 If not yet, what are the anticipated outcomes?

 

…Development of the love of music by those taking part……

 

Pupil involvement

 

To what extent are pupils involved from the independent school and from other participants?

 

…All equally involved although The New Beacon coordinates and administers the event…

 

How many state sector children involved?

 

…approx 100

 

How old are the pupils?

 

…7 -18……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

 

What gender are they, if relevant?

 

…all genders

 

Frequency and duration

 

Is this activity a single event or on-going?

 

………Yearly

 

What is the frequency?

 

………Yearly

 

For how long is it likely to continue?

 

……There is no plan for it not to continue in it’s current form