International Partnerships   

Accent Music Education Hub works closely with Music Education organisations regionally, nationally and internationally to ensure that we deliver an excellent service to Children and Young People in Warrington and Halton.



On 23 -25 June, there was a visit to Hilden by Accent MEH and Priestley College, where one of their bands, ‘Cryonic Noise’ performed in a student showcase concert. Full photographic coverage of this event can be found on the Priestley College Website.


The visit was a tremendous success, with Priestley students performing in a concert on Saturday evening, which was attended by the Mayor of Hilden, Birgit Alkenings. Birgit was extremely complimentary about the performance, and professionalism of all  band members and is already looking to organise another collaborative event in 2018.


All members of the band were a credit to themselves, Priestley College and Warrington and their contribution to such a high profile event helped to strengthen the partnership between Hilden and Warrington council teams. We have been invited to perform again next year, as part of the 50th anniversary of the Twin Town Initiative.








In September, a team of colleagues from Arts School Police Nad Metuji, Nachod, (Czech Republic), visited Warrington as part of an international exchange programme which aims to enhance Music Education provision by comparing and contrasting delivery methods and pedagogy in both countries. Accent colleagues visited Nachod in March 2016 to look specifically at how the Arts School supported progression routes for pupils with many obtaining high levels of attainment.

Janice Pounds, Strategic Lead of Accent Music Education Hub said: “It was very interesting to see such a broad range of lessons and facilities in the Arts School. Early support for children aged 5-7 and development of small group work were both key to ensuring such a high rate of progression and attainment, and we are keen to look at how Accent can continue to improve standards in this area. Pedagogy practiced by Accent Music Education Hub and The Arts School are comparable, so we are interested to see what our Czech colleagues think of Accent’s provision here in the UK and what they can learn from us.”


Check back soon for an update on the partnership work!

Any budding linguists?

View below for the Nachod Local Paper story!





Accent Music Education Hub are committed to developing links with international partners and, with Warrington Borough Council as the lead organisation in the Hub, it is no surprise that partnership work with Warrington’s Twin Town of Hilden continues to go from strength to strength. Hilden and Warrington have jointly worked on various projects including the Comenius Project funded by the British Council between 2013 and 2015, and more recently an exchange performance opportunity for the winners of Accent’s Battle of the Bands competition.


Janice Pounds, Strategic Lead for Accent Music Education Hub (also responsible for International Links for Warrington Borough Council) said: “Working internationally is extremely rewarding, although it does bring many challenges. We are very lucky that our colleagues in Hilden are inspiring. We are looking towards confirming further international performance opportunities for Warrington musicians and potentially securing more funding to continue this partnership and great work that has been achieved so far”. To keep up to date about any future projects, please keep an eye on our website!


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