Now in its third phase, Ten Pieces is an exciting initiative for primary and secondary schools led by BBC Learning and BBC Performing Groups. It aims to inspire a generation of children to get creative with classical music.
The BBC wants to open up the world of classical music to children, allowing them to generate their own responses creatively through music, dance or art. For each phase of the project, hey have selected ten pieces of music ranging from Baroque to contemporary, designed to draw children in and inspire them. As one child from the pilot scheme said, it shows that, “Classical Music isn’t always for old people who sit on their chairs all the time.”
Why Should I Get Involved?
The project will help schools to deliver key aspects of the educational curriculum, including learning about the works of great composers, composing and performing. Participation will also develop children’s creativity, confidence and collaborative skills. Endorsed by music and arts and education bodies, Ten Pieces will give children the opportunity to be part of an inspirational national BBC initiative and give their schools the chance to access a wealth of free resources and receive support from their local BBC Ten Pieces Champion.
How Do I Get Involved?
ABF Music is the BBC Ten Pieces Champion for Herefordshire. We are here to offer support and guidence with this project so please do get in touch if you would like our input. You can visit the BBC Ten Pieces website to access the resources. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04pc0j8