Colwell Arts Centre is now open on a strict appointment-only basis. To collect, return or exchange an instrument, please contact us at glosmusic@gloucestershire.gov.uk to make an appointment.


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Singing Training / Inset Opportunity – Provided by ‘Out of the Ark’


A Singing School Is A Successful School - 2 hour CPD session


Grounded in solid research, ‘A Singing School Is A Successful School’ is a workshop aimed at every teacher in every school. You will learn how active engagement with singing can have an enormous impact on pupils’ intellectual, social and personal development. You will receive clear guidance on:

  • how whole-school singing, especially in assemblies, can promote team spirit and create a collaborative learning environment
  • how you can use music to support curriculum areas from phonics and literacy to numeracy
  • how to influence mood and attention in the classroom through the use of music
  • how to use our Words on Screen™  software, guaranteeing that any teacher, no matter their own musical ability, will feel confident teaching songs and delivering great-quality music resources across the school curriculum.

This whole school approach to singing is the perfect model for schools and can have a major impact on the overall ethos and achievement of a school and it’s community.  There would be a small fee for this CPD session depending on the numbers interested in attending.  So to register your expressions of interest then please email Lisa Mayo by 26th January and if we have enough people interested then we’ll arrange for a course to be held at Colwell Arts Centre, Gloucester.

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