Festival News: reflections on the session by the Music Hub

Published: 9 September 2020
Fiona Gowers (Learn Sheffield) reflect on the session from Ian Naylor and the Music Hub team about the role of singing in the music curriculum.
  • Fiona Gowers (Learn Sheffield Improvement Partner):

This was an absolutely brilliant session about the Role of Singing in the Music Curriculum in the light of COVID19!


A big thank you Ian Naylor (Head of Music Education); Pete Taylor (Music Hub/Out of the Ark) and Caroline Hallam (Music Hub) for delivering such an informative and invigorating session on the role of singing in the music curriculum in the light of COVID19.  

The session emphasised the importance of singing and it was suggested that ‘there was no better way of bringing, colour, light and humanity into classrooms, than by singing.’ 

The most recent government guidance on how to limit any risk when singing was shared and suggestions made on how this could be implemented in a school setting, alongside recent research which reports that ‘singing is no riskier than talking.’ The session also explained the three support packages that are currently being offered by the Music Hub, provided links to useful websites and signposted a wealth of helpful resources, including those on the ‘Out of the Ark’ website.  

Highly recommended!

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