Rousing crescendo for Bury Schools Partnership’s classical music project

Making music: Nine primary schools from the Bury Schools Partnership taking part in the BBC Ten Pieces initiative at the Apex in Bury St Edmunds
Making music: Nine primary schools from the Bury Schools Partnership taking part in the BBC Ten Pieces initiative at the Apex in Bury St Edmunds
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A joint classical music project featuring hundreds of pupils from across the Bury St Edmunds area reached a rousing crescendo.

After being taught to use different instruments in class, more than 300 pupils in Year 4 from nine primary schools performed a classical compostition at The Apex on Monday.

Making music: Nine primary schools from the Bury Schools Partnership taking part in the BBC Ten Pieces initiative at the Apex in Bury St Edmunds. Over 300 pupils took part in workshops focussing on classical music and creativity culminating a rousing concert performance. ANL-150323-153904009

Making music: Nine primary schools from the Bury Schools Partnership taking part in the BBC Ten Pieces initiative at the Apex in Bury St Edmunds. Over 300 pupils took part in workshops focussing on classical music and creativity culminating a rousing concert performance. ANL-150323-153904009

Their compositions were based on the BBC’s Ten Pieces initiative, which aims to put primary schools in touch with classical music.

In addition, pupils collectively performed one of the pieces In The Hall of the Mountain King and sang together.

The project was launched in October and led by King Edward VI School and Suffolk County Music Service. Schools involved were Abbots Green, Great Whelnetham, Guildhall Feoffment, Ickworth Park, Riverwalk, St Edmunds, St Edmundsbury, Sebert Wood and Sexton’s Manor.

Geoff Barton, head at King Edward VI, said: “My fellow headteachers and I found it hugely inspiring - and a reminder of just why creativity should be at the heart of school life.”

Making music: Nine primary schools from the Bury Schools Partnership taking part in the BBC Ten Pieces initiative at the Apex in Bury St Edmunds. Over 300 pupils took part in workshops focussing on classical music and creativity culminating a rousing concert performance. ANL-150323-153729009

Making music: Nine primary schools from the Bury Schools Partnership taking part in the BBC Ten Pieces initiative at the Apex in Bury St Edmunds. Over 300 pupils took part in workshops focussing on classical music and creativity culminating a rousing concert performance. ANL-150323-153729009

Meanwhile, the Schools Partnership is continuing its literacy and sports project with Bury Rugby Club with a focus on sports journalism and using games as a stimulus for literacy work.

The Bury Schools Partnership is continuing a literacy project with Bury Rugby Club ANL-150324-111625001

The Bury Schools Partnership is continuing a literacy project with Bury Rugby Club ANL-150324-111625001