Designed to help schools re-engage young people in music following the disruption caused by the pandemic, the initiative has awarded each secondary academy across the Group a £500 grant to fund new music activities. Individual academies have been able to decide which activities they would like to deliver this term, with all focused on providing a memorable and high-quality musical experience for students alongside training for staff.
Pupils from over 20 United Learning primary schools took part in this year’s StorySLAM competition, going head-to-head to be named the best storyteller.
The ten shortlisted pieces, created by young artists from across the Group’s secondary academies and independent schools, showcase a broad range of talent of imagination. These students will now go head-to-head to reach the final four and see their work displayed at Tokyo’s celebrated International High School Arts Festival. The winner will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Japan to see their piece exhibited in person.
Catherine Barker, Head of Music and Performing Arts at United Learning, tells the story behind the Group-wide 'Green Love' project, which saw over 2,000 pupils across 40 schools perform virtually in a digital performance that premiered on Friday 15th October.
Year 10 students Kelly Chan and Jack Fowell from Sheffield Springs Academy have been announced as the winners of United Learning’s annual Christmas card design challenge.
On Tuesday 10 July, Year 7 and 8 students from Accrington Academy showcased their dancing talent to the local community at the academy's 'Shine' Performing Arts Festival.
United Learning announced this week that its gruelling national bike challenge RideABC has raised an enormous £30,000 for charity.
The Hyndburn and Ribble Valley World cup was held at Accrington Academy on Wednesday 13th June 2018 and organised by Hyndburn and Ribble Valley School Sports Partnership.