A brand new song writing project for primary schools.

Between September 2021 and March 2022 we will be working with three primary schools and three care homes on The Harmony Project.

School pupils and care homes residents will embark on a series of creative workshops together, exploring friendship, memories, passions, and the things they have in common. Pupils will take everything they have learnt from these conversations back to school and work with a Musician to collectively write a song for the care home residents they met. The song will then be performed on our mobile pop-up Gig on a Truck stage at the care home.

All sessions will be led by a professional Musician and a Drama Facilitator, who will support pupils to develop and share their own creative ideas.

After a challenging year we want to support school pupils and care home residents to connect with their wider community in a fun, supportive and creative environment.

We’ll pair each school with a local care home to work on the project. This might be a care home the school already has a connection with, or it could be a brand new partnership.

Pupils will take part in a total of 10 sessions:
1 x introductory workshop
3 x workshops with care home residents
5 x workshops exploring composition and song-writing, including rehearsing the final piece
1 x performance

We can accommodate a maximum of 33 pupils from one school. The project is open to classes P1-P7, and workshop delivery will be adapted to suit the ages of those participating.

If you are interested in your school participating in The Harmony Project, please contact engagement@horsecross.co.uk to express your interest by Friday 18 June.

This project will be delivered in line with Covid-19 guidelines. We hope to be able to deliver all work face-to-face but may have to adapt should more stringent guidelines come into force.

Curriculum Links

When I engage with others, I know when and how to listen, when to talk, how much to say, when to ask questions and how to respond with respect. LIT 1-02a

When I engage with others, I can respond in ways appropriate to my role, show that I value others’ contributions and use these to build on thinking. LIT 2-02a

Health and Wellbeing
Representing my class, school and/or wider community encourages my self-worth and confidence and allows me to contribute to and participate in society. HWB 0-12a / HWB 1-12a / HWB 2-12a

Through contributing my views, time and talents, I play a part in bringing about positive change in my school and wider community. HWB 0-13a / HWB 1-13a / HWB 2-13a

Expressive Arts
I have experienced the energy and excitement of presenting/performing for audiences and being part of an audience for other people’s presentations/performances .EXA 0-01a / EXA 1-01a / EXA 2-01a

Inspired by a range of stimuli, and working on my own and/or with others, I can express and communicate my ideas, thoughts and feelings through musical activities. EXA 0-1 8a / EXA 1-18a / EXA 2-18a