Our annual two-day Infant Music Festival hosted by The Heath School and Wade Deacon High School was a huge success once again! The 1500 pupils representing 40 schools from across Halton and Warrington who came to the Accent Music Hub event in May were inspired to be ‘super scientists’ with a host of science themed songs and activities. Hats, t-shirts and costumes were worn, most made by the children themselves and related to a particular song which added to the fun element!
Janet Whittingham, Accent’s Deputy Music Education Commissioner who is responsible for Accent’s Vocal Strategy and who led each of the six performances taking place over the two days said,
“The aim of the Infant Music Festival is as much about bringing children from different schools together to enjoy singing as much as it is about demonstrating how powerful music can be as a tool across the curriculum. Each song was linked to a KS1 science topic ; they were fun and educational, and even the class teachers learned some interesting facts on the day!”
Thanks to the sponsorship of New Directions Education, one of the largest education recruitment agencies in the UK, each school that took part was awarded a certificate of participation for their excellent singing.
A huge thank you to the Heath and Wade Deacon for their support in providing a venue; to the teachers who have spent time teaching the songs and to all the children who came to sing with us and made the event so enjoyable!!