‘The children loved it and it sparked lots of interesting discussions about the "big" instruments when we got back to school, one little girl even made her own harp out of a stick and some rubber bands!’
EARLY YEARS TEACHER AT A SCHOOL IN HAMMERSMITH & FULHAM
Trusts and Foundations play a vital role in sustaining the work of Wigmore Hall Learning, enabling our experienced team to deliver over 500 learning and participation projects 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 inner and outer London boroughs, including: Haringey, Tower Hamlets and Hammersmith & Fulham. 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. Leading 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, offers training opportunities for care staff, enabling them to develop their individual care practice, and works with people living with dementia and their families through creative music making sessions in community settings.
- Our work with the Cardinal Hume Centre, which supports young people and adults who are facing a range of social and economic barriers. We lead two creative music making projects and regular singing activity throughout the year, working with homeless young people, badly housed families and others in need.