Music & Performing Arts

Rossall students raise the roof at the Grand Theatre

Rossall students

Students from Rossall School had friends, teachers and parents tapping  their feet when they took to the stage of Blackpool’s Grand Theatre for their House Singing competition.

The annual event, which has become one of the highlights of the school year, sees teams of students from each of the Rossall’s eight houses compete to be named the school’s best performers.

Under the watchful eye of judges: vocal coach, Miss Gillian Littlefair and piano teacher, Mr Alistair Mackenzie ,  the students sang their way through a variety of popular songs, complete with dance routines and a few theatrical flourishes!

Synthetic surface specialists, Bradleys Surfacing Systems

Edenhurst school children & teachers

Synthetic surface specialists, Bradleys Surfacing Systems were recently commissioned by Edenhurst Preparatory School in Newcastle-under-Lyme to install a new multi-sport facility. 

The new AstroTurf has converted the school’s former tarmac tennis courts into a multi-use games area suitable for football, hockey, netball and tennis.

Former Stoke City FC footballer, Ricardo Fuller officially opened the new AstroTurf pitch during a special opening ceremony on October 14th in front of staff, pupils, parents and VIP guests. 

Acclaimed actor Vanessa Redgrave to appear with school orchestra

Ensemble cathedral sinfonia good


Acclaimed actor Vanessa Redgrave will join young musicians at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester for a special performance linked to the centenary of the First World War.

Described as “the greatest living actress of our times”, in Voices of Remembrance Redgrave will read a selection of the most famous poems of WWI alongside music from Chetham’s Sinfonia – an orchestra made up of players aged just 9-15.

Chetham’s is the UK’s largest specialist music school, educating 300 of the country’s finest young musicians. The UK government Music and Dance Scheme funds all or part of tuition and boarding fees for 90% of students, ensuring that they are selected on the basis of musical potential only, and never on background or ability to pay.

4 Great Reasons to have African Drumming and Dance in Schools

4 Great Reasons to have African Drumming and Dance in Schools


If you’ve never experienced one of our Unbeatable Energy workshops before, you might never have considered the many ways that African Drumming and Dance can benefit children’s health, well-being and ability to succeed.

Here are four reasons why an Unbeatable Energy workshop can help create a success in your classroom:

1. African Drumming and Dance brings cultural topics to life! 

2. African Drumming and Dance boosts children’s confidence!

3. African Drumming and Dance gets children active which improves the brain!

4. African Drumming and Dance improves listening skills – not just in music!

New project will unite the globe to Bang the Drum for street children’s rights

New project will unite the globe to Bang the Drum for street children’s rights


Bang the drum 2016 is a new project that will unite drummers of all ages and abilities across the UK and the globe, who will be joined together via a live stream, to support the street children's right!

Bringing together drummers of all ages and abilities from across the globe, the event on 3rd October 2016 will include the world record attempt for the World's largest Drumming Lesson. Bang the Drum 2016 will be steamed live on YouTube from the Copper Box Arena in London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park where 2,000 London school children will play drums together.

Teachers make great business owners!

Since its creation, Monkey Music has become synonymous with the delivery of high quality musical education across the UK – bringing music into the lives of more than 200,000 children aged between 3 months and 5 years old. And, as one of Britain’s most lauded franchise companies, it has also nurtured the business and teaching careers of hundreds of women.

The tale of Geordies singing on the banks of the Tyne and an Ofsted inspector

Great music education is a partnership between classroom teachers, specialist teachers, professional performers and a host of other organisations, including those from the arts, charity and voluntary sectors. (National Plan for Music Education)

The development and implementation of a singing strategy is a core responsibility for Music Education Hubs. It needs to be delivered in partnership with schools themselves. It would not work otherwise. This is a simple account of one hub’s journey.  There will be scores of others, all equally valid.  The big point I want to make is the importance of effective partnership working. Music Education Hubs are in a good position to broker musical partnerships on behalf of schools.

Scripts to Stage


Scripts to Stage has been formed by Theatre Industry Professionals; we provide tried and tested scripts and online and email support and mentoring, to those clients who purchase our script packages.

The creators of Scripts to Stage have worked in all aspects of the professional Theatre Industry from acting, writing, directing to design and production of theatre shows. Our script packages have been developed based on our experience of working within Professional Theatre and within Community Arts Projects.  

Service Sound Ltd offers the supply, installation and service of sound equipment for educational centres

Service Sound Ltd offers the supply, installation and service of sound equipment for educational centres, community centres and houses of worship. Established 10 years ago and based in South East England we cover any location in the U.K. and are currently a preferred supplier of Kent County Council and surrounding counties. Our company provides sound and audio equipment to a variety of educational establishments that is to be used in halls for assemblies, school concerts/productions, meetings, etc. This service is also available for community centres and houses of worship.