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Posted by Patrington C of E Primary Academy on 26/11/2021

Patrington Academy Become the Latest School to Receive Jean Freedman Music Foundation Funding

Patrington Academy Become the Latest School to Receive Jean Freedman Music Foundation Funding

Patrington Academy Become the Latest School to Receive Jean Freedman Music Foundation Funding

Patrington Church of England Primary Academy in East Riding of Yorkshire is the latest school to receive funding from The Jean Freedman Music Foundation.


Very little funding for music

Currently, the school receives very little funding for music, and despite hosting additional fundraising days, they remained unable to purchase suitable equipment for their Key Stage 2 (KS2) curriculum. As a result, the curriculum was basic, and the children didn't enjoy a wide breadth of musical experiences.

The existing equipment was of a poor standard and range. But the funding provided by The Jean Freedman Music Foundation is set to fast-track the children's musical knowledge and experiences beyond their current skills.


Fast-tracking children's musical knowledge and experience

The team plan to use the funding to purchase a set of digital keyboards, introducing a cyclical curriculum, basic notation, and keyboard skills to every year group in KS2. In practice, this will allow each class to have a full term of keyboard skills and open opportunities for ensemble and solo performances.

The school currently rely on listening lessons and basic percussion during music lessons. Although this can be valuable, there is no scope for tuned percussion instruments. The school hope that this funding will expand learning opportunities to include pitch, notation, rhythm, and composition - and with digital instruments, this also links to ICT skills.


Boosting musical confidence

The funding will positively impact 120 children, boosting their musical confidence and effectively preparing them for secondary school. The project is due to start as soon as the school receive the instruments, either at the beginning of the following half- or full-term. The school hope that the new instruments will prove an excellent way for the children to understand notation and performance skills whilst igniting a passion for music across the school.

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