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Creative Futures is pleased to announce a grant from the Garfield Weston Foundation to support costs associated with its work with children and young people in challenging circumstances across London.
In 2014, Creative Futures was approached by researchers at the UCL Ear Institute and Institute of Education (led by Dr Deborah Vickers and Professor Graham Welch) to collaborate on a study into the effects of singing on the pitch perception and speech ability of children with hearing impairment. We have been collaborating on this programme ever since, working with Year 1 and 2 pupils at Laycock School in Islington. From the summer of 2015 we will be collaborating on a new project with the same researchers in two specialist secondary deaf schools in London. We have been awarded 3-year funding by Youth Music to deliver this programme which will involve weekly vocal workshops, drumming, staff and music leader training, and instrumental courses during school holidays.
Hounslow Virtual College
Following the completion of a two-year project, funded by Youth Music and others, with Looked After Children and Young People (LAC) in Hounslow, we are delighted to announce a partnership with the Hounslow Virtual College to extend and develop our work in the borough. The new partnership, which also involves Hounslow Music Service, will see a range of further arts and music opportunities for LAC in Hounslow through schools and out of school for students aged 8 to 15 years.
Music For Change
We are pleased to announce funding from Youth Music, John Lyon’s Charity, and The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation for a long-term early years project in three disadvantaged wards in north Westminster (Queen’s Park, Harrow Road and Westbourne wards). ‘Music for Change’ will explore how a specially devised programme of weekly music sessions can enhance the all-round development of children aged 2 to 4 years. In addition to weekly workshops in nurseries and children’s centres delivered by inspiring musicians, the programme will include training for nursery staff, live performances, and a collaboration with Speech and Language Therapists to devise activities which enhance the communication skills of children with speech and language delay.