'We learn so much and we can follow our dreams!' Pupil quoted by Ofsted January 2016
We are proud of our partnership with the Manchester Camerata chamber orchestra.
They support us with teacher training and curriculum planning. We work together to deliver some groundbreaking musical and dramatic projects linked to different curriculum areas. Some of our pupils access after school learning at Camerata's base in the Royal Northern College of Music.
In 2012-13/ 2013-14/ 2014-15/2016-17 Horrors Of War for Year 6 and Portrait of Place for Year 4.
In 2015-16: Victorians Project with Year 3.
In 2016-17 : Romans Project with Year 5 and Portrait of Place with Year 4.
In 2017-18 the Horrors of War project will take place alongside a Year 5 Vikings project.
A group of pupils worked on a music project with Manchester Camerata, other Heart of Manchester schools and BAM Construction to perform at the 'Topping out' ceremony at No.1 Spinningfields in the city centre: Click here.
All classes will work with musicians and composers the Camerata on a variety of class based and bespoke projects.
Other films are on our You Tube channel.
Horrors Of War 2012: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnrXYsnGYUE
Year 5 Vikings Project:
Year 4 Portraits of Place Project:
Year 5 Romans Project:
Year 3 Victorian Manchester Project:
In class music is planned in collaboration with Andy Smith, followed by sessions with the class teacher and a workshop with other musicians from Camerata. Below are some examples of the outcomes of this collaboration: