MUSICING AROUND! - INSPIRING A NEW GENERATION

As part of Portsmouth Music Hub's brand new early years initiative, Musicing Around!, all Portsmouth infant schools and early years settings will receive free music resources that raise awareness to environmental issues. All Schools with children 0 - 5 in Portsmouth will be offered a free workshop which will explore environmental issues through a newly commissioned workshop delivered by specialist music practitioners. These workshops will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Within each workshop children will be told the story of Graham the Seagull and the many ways in which he can help save the environment. Interspersed with songs and music making, these environmental themed workshops will be a truly interactive experience for young children. Musicing Around is a brand new initiative by Portsmouth Music Hub, which aims to deliver interactive workshops, concerts and musical experiences to young children 0-5, in Portsmouth, to develop core skills and enjoy music making.

What we'll deliver:

• Provide free music resources to all Portsmouth early years settings

• Deliver 20 workshops to early years settings

• Raise awareness of environmental issues through music and stories

Why it's a great idea:

Portsmouth Music Hub are excited to present this environmental element of their new initiative Musicing Around! This initiative will help the Hub deliver core musical skills and provisions to an educational area not usually covered by the Hub's funding. Set against the backdrop of one mischievous seagull, early years children will experience interactive music-making as well as learning about other social subjects such as how to treat the world around them.

Steps to get it done:

• Commissioning new resources to be offered to each early years setting

• Produce resources pack for participating schools

• Offer 20 workshops to early years settings

All Portsmouth Schools with children 0-5 including schools with nursery units, will receive access to free resources. These schools will also be given the opportunity to book one of 20 one-hour workshops for their school. Schools will be able to sign up to these workshops via an online booking system and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, dependent on availability. Portsmouth Music Hub are not currently funded to provide provisions for Early Years, therefore this project will allow the Hub to extend its current provision. The workshops will be delivered through additional staffing hours.

Musicing Around is underway with a range of events and concerts coming up at schools across the city.    Check back soon to find out more.

Musicing Around is underway with a range of events and concerts coming up at schools across the city.

Check back soon to find out more.