BBC Ten Pieces for Home Educators

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Received the following from Afreenish Zubair (BBC Learning):

I am a researcher working on BBC’s Ten Pieces project and I wanted to bring our music education initiative to your attention.

This is an exciting initiative for KS2 and KS3 aged children that aims to open up the world of classical music to the next generation and inspire them to develop their own creative responses to ten pieces of music. We want to share information about the project with home educators so they can be a part of it.

The starting point of the project is an exciting immersive film which introduces 10 pieces of music. The film features stunning footage of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra performing a selection of orchestral music, representing a wide range of styles and eras relevant to the Key Stage 3/3rd Level music curriculum. We would welcome home educators to request a DVD copy of the film from us free of charge.

Once the children have watched the film, there are lots of free resources available on the website which explore the pieces further and offer inspiration on how to get creative with them. We’re looking for an original composition, dance, digital art/animation or piece of performance poetry that’s been inspired by the repertoire. All responses need to be uploaded here and there’s the exciting opportunity to be invited to perform at the Royal Albert Hall at the Ten Pieces Proms in July 2016. Nonetheless, all creative responses will be showcased on our website.

We like free resources so definitely ordering the DVD. We’ll have to see if we’re able to produce anything creatively-worthy of being uploaded to the BBC website.

Good luck to all participants.

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