Ayresome is proud to announce the start of our new venture, the Ayresome Music Hub.
“If you cannot teach me to fly, teach me to sing.” ― J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
Music takes a vital and vibrant role in life at Ayresome Primary School with weekly music classes and singing practices, instrumental lessons from visiting tutors each with extensive experience as professional musicians, and a range of school ensembles.
Across the school children are given the opportunity to perform to each other as well as to parents and visitors, and our instrumentalists also join one of a number of school ensembles which perform to audiences all over the North East.
Performing alongside musicians from the Cobweb Orchestra, joining a massed choir of over 200 adults and school children, performing at the prestigious Sage in Gateshead or going to see professional singers and musicians in Matilda the Musical at Sunderland Empire Theatre: all of these events allow our children to see where their music can lead: that it is not only something that creates friendships, enriches life at school and improves academic results but is something that could have an impact on their whole lives.
Achievements in 2018/19
Trinity Examinations – all children and adults passed, with 3 distinctions!
- Successful participation in the SAGE Gateshead project – Northern Sinfonia!
- Success at the Saltburn Festival 2019
- Shine Festival winners of some categories in 2018-19
- A successful Lottery bid in 2018-19 saw returning former pupils in Years 7,8, and 9 pupils accessing our Music Hub at a nominal cost!
- Education Endowment Fund Year 1 ‘First Music’ participants 2018-19
- TVMS Hub engagements
- SEMH support groups across school supporting Headstart
- Kingsway Music Residential
- Many, many performances………
- We formed the Ayresome Accidentals – a community music groups with KS3 pupils.
- Snappy Christmas participants
- We slept, sang, film nighted and disco’d our way through 2018-19
- We submitted our ArtsMark Award intention
- Middlesbrough Town Hall – opera links!
Care home visits for residents!
12 Hours of Music raised over £600!
We expanded our music provision for pupils in 2018-19
Let’s hope 2019-20 is as successful – way to go Ayresome’s Awesome Music Team 2019