"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything" - Plato
Music feeds the soul and develops imagination, sensitivity, inventiveness, community, and enjoyment. At Bacton, music is about developing the whole child as well as teaching about music. With singing at its centre, the music curriculum is built on the premise that every child has a voice. Through nurturing the use of a musical voice, a sense of community and achievement are developed. Alongside this, three further elements of composing, performing, and listening build musical techniques as well as self-confidence, memory, wellbeing, motor skills, analytical, communication and performance skills.
During 2022, Stowmarket Culture Group ran the first year of Jubilant! Engaging creative practitioners from a variety of art forms, to work within local schools leading to the creation of a cultural activity that was showcased to the public at one of the town’s venues in June as part of a mini youth festival. This video showcases the wonderful work that was created in schools across Stowmarket. Year 5 children (see the end of the video) worked with local musician Andi Hopgod to produce their own production and music.
Details of our music curriculum can be found here...