'I don’t recall an educational trip that has been more enriching, empowering and stimulating for the children.'
Teacher, Risley Avenue Primary School, Haringey
Trusts and Foundations play a vital role in sustaining the work of Wigmore Hall Learning, enabling our experienced team to deliver over 500 education and community events each year. Projects benefiting from the all-important grant-giving of trusts and foundations include:
- The Partner Schools Programme, a new, three-year initiative, working in partnership with four primary schools and Music Education Hubs in four London boroughs: Haringey, Havering, Tower Hamlets and the Tri-borough. Over the course of the partnership, our partner primary schools will design their own programmes of cultural activity to create a whole-school plan for music, placing music and culture at the heart of children’s learning.
- The Hospital Schools Programme, working in partnership with Chelsea Community Hospital School (CCHS), a Community Special School providing education for children while they are in hospital. Running social and creative music activities in the ward, the programme engages with young patients across CCHS’s four sites, providing a positive experience and inspiring and empowering them to realise their creative potential.
- Music for Life, our pioneering programme aiming to enhance quality of life for people living with dementia. The programme brings together professional musicians, care staff, and people living with dementia through interactive music workshops, and offers training opportunities for care staff, enabling them to develop their individual care practice.
- Chamber Tots, a unique and nationally recognised programme of music activity for 3–5 year olds in nursery or reception classes within schools, now in its seventeenth year. In 2016, 280 children took part alongside 12 staff members, including a project at Globe Primary School (supported by Youth Music), which explored Chamber Tots practice with children with speech, language and communication delay.