Primary Robins started again this week in eleven schools - seven in Hampshire, two in Kent and two in Durham.
We have four new teachers and two of them, Stephen and Adriana, sang in the wonderful chorus at Grange Park in the summer.
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Primary Robins - A new school year
The project has expanded to eleven schools: find out more about our progress.Read full notice
We're looking for Primary school sigining teachers for one day a week in Gravesend and Durham. Would you like to join our team?Read full notice
SISTER ACT IN BRONZEFIELD PRISONRead full notice
Next show to be confirmed in summer 2014Read full notice
Spring Term 2014 - Week 1
It was wonderful to be back at the schools and to see the children, who had many stories of their adventures over the Christmas holidays. They all loved the new Songbook - and there was great excitement as they looked through to see what songs were in it.Read full notice
Primary Robins - Concert Week
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As we approach the final week of term the children are busy preparing for the concerts next weekRead full notice
Primary Robins - Week Eleven
At the end of this term, all the children will be singing in a Primary Robins Carol Concert in front of their parents and the rest of their school.Read full notice
Week Seven - The Wizard of Oz
This was the last week of the first half of term and when we walked into Green Class, two children enthusiastically punched the air and said "Yeah!" Another said, "When I heard you were coming in, I was so happy."
David played a number game with the children - asking them to repeat a random sequence of numbers. This proved quite difficult, but when the numbers were put to a major scale and created a tune, they found the sequence much easier to remember.
David asked the children what they had learnt about singing over the last 6 weeks; many talked about breathing low and making their stomachs go outwards - which now most of them have mastered. Some mentioned being able to sing both low and high notes and several remembered that you cannot hum whilst holding your nose.
It was this week that the little boy who in week 1 had not even wanted to hold the Songbook SANG and he sang beautifully and with a smile on his face, which, of course, put a big smile on mine.
After a fantastic rendition of Edelweiss from Turquoise class a boy shouted out "We've nailed it!" - they certainly had!
In one of the less enthusiastic classes their teacher told them that both teachers and pupils who were walking past the classroom were stopping to see who was singing so beautifully. It is true that in all the classes the singing has improved so much and it is a delight to hear.
In another class whilst we were singing the Wizard of Oz - three boys, one cheeky, one serious and one shy - put their arms around each other. I immediately saw the scarecrow, the tin man and the lion!
As we were leaving one of the schools a teaching assistant who helps with the children who have hearing difficulties came up to us and said, "Thank you, you have been a blessing. They are so lucky to have you. You have brought so much joy to the children. It has moved me every week."
It has been a wonderful half term - so rewarding and I feel very lucky to be involved in such a brilliant project.