Schools

Our schools programme includes work in all the Key Stages and encompasses teacher training, workshops and schools concerts. We provide in-depth resources (printed & digital) for use by class teachers and music specialists to support the projects and also give a lasting legacy. Our players who visit schools then play in the schools concerts, breaking down the barriers between audience and the concert platform. Pupils become active performers in our concerts by singing, playing and listening.
The Fairy Queen KS1 & KS2

The Fairy Queen KS1 & KS2

Over 1900 primary pupils from twenty-one schools across London took part in our Fairy Queen project, inspired by Henry Purcell’s opera of the same name. In our schools concerts we looked at friendship, relationship and honesty – pupils not only joined in with singing and playing but took on the role as the conscience for our two soloists, guiding them to make the right choices and most importantly…tell the truth.  Written by Hazel Gould, we were once again joined by the lovely soprano Kirsty Hopkins and brilliant basses Timothy Dickinson and Johnny Herford who brought our stories to life.

"My favourite part was the 'come and dance with me' song because I got to play the recorder with the OAE."
KS2 participant, London
String Club

String Club

Our String Club is formed of a group of pupils at Blessed Sacrament Primary (Islington) who receive weekly lessons in school on the violin, viola, cello and double bass.

Students from String Club have earned their Copper and Bronze ABRSM Music Medals and some have also completed their Discover Arts Award.

 

"I joined String Club in year 4. When I first saw the notes I was so confused, now I know more. When I found out I was doing an exam, I was terrified but Jenny told me that trying my best mattered most. I passed my exam and I was so happy and proud of myself and I had string club to thank for helping me pass. I had a lot of fun and will continue playing the cello"
Abigail, Year 6 on passing her Grade 1 exam