BBC’s classical music project for schools

BBC Learning and the BBC Performing Groups are leading an exciting and ambitious new initiative for primary schools.

Ten Pieces aims to introduce a generation of children to a range of classical music and inspire them to use the music as a stimulus for their own creativity.

Schools can sign up to take part in the project from 12 May via the Ten Pieces website: bbc.co.uk/tenpieces

The project will launch in the autumn with special screenings for schools in cinemas across the country of a film introducing ten pieces of classical music. Children will be asked to respond creatively to the music through their own compositions, dance, art or animation.

BBC Learning will also provide a wealth of online resources including films, downloadables, printables and teachers’ notes.

The BBC will be working with Music Services and Music Education Hubs, as well as specialist music, dance and arts partners across the UK. These organisations will run workshops and activities with schools to help children to develop their creative responses. Ten Pieces will culminate with a celebration of the children’s creative work in Summer 2015.

The ten pieces of classical music will be announced this summer.

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Pie Corbett