Music Education Outreach 2021

With the help of a grant from the Club, Severn Arts has run two more events for local primary schools, once again using the services of Toscana Strings. This group delivered two concerts on Friday 22 October: at Great Malvern Primary School (for KS2 pupils) and at Somers Park Primary School (with KS1 pupils). Somers Park also invited the Y1 and Y2 class from their sister site, Malvern Vale Primary School. The latter school was unable to attend in person due to Covid problems, but pupils were able to enjoy a streamed performance online.

Toscana Strings performed Peter and The Wolf with five string players and a dancer who danced the various roles of a duck, bird, wolf etc. After the performance the children were placed into character groups and encouraged to act out their characters. It was great fun and the children loved it!

Afterwards, the Head Teachers were extremely grateful and Toscana Strings also thanked the Club for making the event possible. A member of Severn Arts attended in the morning and expressed gratitude on their behalf.

Our aim is progressively to cover all the local primary schools. Linda McKinley is in discussion with Herefordshire’s music service trust, Encore Enterprises, to ensure that local schools on ‘the other side of the Hills’ are also given this opportunity.