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It's all about the arts!

Rebecca Beavis, Arts Director at the school, initially attended the original writing and consultancy stage of the programme last year, when the Royal Opera House were putting ideas for an outreach project together, which could provide schools with a new route into singing through engagement with operatic material. She is delighted with the finished pilot scheme and has been amazed by the results already with the children she has been working with.

Rebecca commented, “This project has managed to engage children who wouldn’t normally get involved with opera singing at all; the majority of children have really embraced the repertoire.  Using drama alongside vocal work and linking voice and movement to telling a story has really increased confidence and engagement with singing.  It has been a fantastic way to engage with a musical genre that we have previously not covered.”