Anti-bullying awareness Speak Out! Sing Out!: an innovative, creative, one-day workshop devised through Living Song. We work with a whole class, or group, yr 5, 6, or 7 to compose a song collaboratively, developing language of emotional literacy. This special day has been extended to East London schools after its popular success in Waltham Forest for the past two years.
If you book and confirm before the end of June 2015
Who is this workshop for?
- Yr 5, 6, or 7 pupils
- Teachers for their CPD
How much will it cost?
£1230 per school, this includes:
- 3 artists working with one class for the day
- A copy of the anti-bullying song written by the children and professionally recorded
- Resources for teachers.
How to apply:
Contact Living Song to book your date between Sept and Dec 2015. Your school will be invoiced for a deposit of £50 to secure the date.
Speak Out! Sing Out! Anti-Bullying Awareness through Music & Literacy workshop overview
This is a one-day workshop specifically developed for all pupils with a particular emphasis on nurture groups and children who are at risk of being bullied, or who use bullying behaviour. It also serves as a valuable CPD for teachers and TA’s accompanying their pupils. The theme this year is ‘MAKE A NOISE ABOUT BULLYING”: www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk.
Participating students will use music and literacy to compose and perform a song collaboratively, inspired by the stories used in the day and the pupils’ own personal experiences. Parallel to this, students will be introduced to extended vocabulary to help them express feelings and needs, raising their confidence, self-esteem and improving their communication skills.
- Provide an engaging framework to support social and emotional aspects of learning
- Foster creativity and enjoyment of learning through collaborative song making
- Language to support understanding and acceptance of peoples differences
- CPD for Primary and Secondary teachers and support staff
- Increased pupil vocabulary to be able to identify and express their needs and to listen to others
- Completed and professionally recorded song performed by the children for each participating school
- Resources for teachers to explore ways to support children in expressing themselves safely and effectively
Linton Bennett is a professional rapper and music producer, singer songwriter and artist with long experience in education, inspiring and motivating primary and secondary pupils all over London and beyond.
Georgia Thorp has been a freelance trainer for over 15 years, specialising in conflict resolution through storytelling and puppets. Her conflict resolution work focuses on understanding and expressing feelings and needs, which is based on her training in non-violent communication (NVC) developed by Marshal Rosenberg.
Jane Wheeler, founder of Living Song, is a freelance Music Education Consultant with a passion for singing, teacher education and creative processes using the voice. She also has a keen interest in Nonviolent Communication (NVC). Find her on LinkedIn.