Primary school partners
The Academy receives children from several primary schools within the area. We are proud to work with many of them to enable their children to sample life in a secondary environment, as well as organising events centred on music, drama and sport. Please access the Links to local Primary schools websites below:
Big Music Week
For the past 2 years, the Academy has played host to hundreds of primary school children who have taken part in our Big Music Week. The Academy works in conjunction with a variety of peripatetic music teachers who work in the primary schools with a focus on a number of musical activities including: Rockband, Singing, African and Latin drumming, DJ mixing and sampling, Street dance, Percussion and Samba band. The children we have worked with have loved taking part and those that have chosen to come to the Academy have been able to carry on with their musical interests. Last year, we invited over 450 parents and relatives to watch the children over 2 fun-packed evenings where the children showcased their talents in front of a very appreciative audience. Teachers that have worked with us and the peripatetic teachers have commented on the change in confidence for a lot of the youngsters when they have gone back into the classroom after taking part in the Big Music Week. We do feel that given the opportunity, children rise to the challenge of creating a performance and thoroughly enjoy the experience.