Could this pupil’s song become Christmas number one?

Mr Blobby did it, Rage Against the Machine did it, and last year a song about sausage rolls even did it – so is it really that improbable that a song written and performed by pupils in an all-through school in south-west London could top the charts this Christmas? Tes reports

Craig Hancock, head of music at the school in questionReach Academy Feltham, thinks not.

“The national picture in music education is always a negative one, with funding cuts and schools not supporting music education,” Hancock says. “With the lack of an arts subject in the EBacc, many schools are choosing to not offer music as an option, which is obviously extremely sad.”

“We wanted to show the power of music education when it is properly supported and funded.”

But if they did make it on to the Christmas Top of the Pops, what a positive story for arts education in the UK that would be – so get sharing! 

Read the full article and watch the video Could this pupil’s song become Christmas number one? 

What do you think of it? Please tell us your thoughts in comments or via Twitter ~ Tamsin

Are you a trainee teacher, NQT, teacher, headteacher, parent or  just someone who cares about education and has something to get off  your chest in a Schools Improvement Guest Post? Follow this link for more details at the bottom of the page.

Don’t forget you can sign up to receive our daily email bulletin (around 7am) with all the latest schools news stories. Your details will never be given to anyone else and you can unsubscribe at any stage. Just follow this link.

We now have a Facebook page - please click to like!

 

Guest Post: Don’t steal their struggle
Schools on FGM alert after a spike in cases
Categories: Arts Education, Infant, Primary and Secondary.

Let us know what you think...