Free workshops with professional musicians announced for Doncaster teachers

We’re running a series of free monthly workshops to inspire Doncaster primary school teachers to put singing at the heart of their schools.

These enjoyable Singing Champions workshops, which are led by Doncaster Music Education Hub, provide Doncaster teachers with an exciting opportunity to collaborate with professional musicians, build confidence in their teaching, and create high-quality singing experiences for their pupils.

The expert musicians delivering the workshops include Janet Wood, a singer-songwriter with 40 years’ experience in choir leadership; and Alice Needham, a talented performer and member of critically acclaimed band The Moods.

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These practical sessions will give teachers first-hand experience of the enormous benefits singing brings, and invigorate them to share their love of singing with pupils.

Singing Champions will also give teachers free access to excellent resources, tools and techniques to engage pupils in singing.

Musician Janet Wood said: “At the end of a busy school day, we want to help primary school teachers relax and have fun.

“Singing Champions is a great way to do just that. We’re looking forward to welcoming teachers for these free continuing professional development workshops.”

Singing Champions takes place on Wednesdays from 4 – 5.30pm (5 February and 11 March at The Point on South Parade, and 22 April at Town Fields Primary School).

On 5 February: join Ginny Vernon and learn a range of songs to support the curriculum; on 11 March: Alice Needham will reveal simple ways to ease your class into musical harmony; and on 22 April: learn the songs for this year’s Sing Out with Janet Wood and Ginny Vernon, and try out the moves with dancer Sarah Belk.

More dates will be added to The Point’s website for sessions after the Easter school holiday.

Teachers are welcome to attend any session, and don’t need to attend all of them.

Book your place here.

To find out more, please email or phone 01302 341662.