Teaching music can have numerous benefits for school children, ranging from helping with behaviour and confidence, to fostering creativity and developing skills that can be applied across various subjects.
As part of their incredible work, The Benedetti Foundation sends teams into schools to work in partnership with music services and teachers, advocating the importance of musical education whilst breaking down the barriers to allow access to all.
This year, with the help of our grant, The Benedetti Foundation was able to deliver Primary School Workshops and Teacher Training sessions in Renfrewshire that proved to be a roaring success.
“What an amazing, fun filled workshop delivered by the energetic Lucy and Calum from The Benedetti Foundation. Our P1-3 children were totally engaged, learnt new skills and got the chance to talk about why music was so important to them.” – Auchenlodment Primary School
Over three days the musical workshops reached 800 children in 9 primary schools along with their teachers and support staff. The high-energy, engaging and interactive sessions for KS1 and KS2 pupils covered areas of music education including singing, lyric-writing, rhythm, composition, active listening, storytelling and body percussion.
At its heart the Foundation ensures inclusivity with the power to connect communities through the strength of music.
The Benedetti Foundation was established in 2019 by violinist and dedicated advocate Nicola Benedetti CBE.
If you would like to know more about The Benedetti Foundation visit: www.benedettifoundation.org
Focus Foundation awarded a grant of £6,072 to The Benedetti Foundation for the Primary School Workshops and Teacher Training Sessions in partnership with Renfrewshire Music Service.