About the project
This School’s Got Soul is a 75-minute high energy, celebratory singing workshop with professional song leader, live band and singers, specially designed for P5-P7 classes. An uplifting and inspiring experience, children have the opportunity to make music on a stage with professional musicians and develop their singing skills in large groups. The workshop aims to broaden musical horizons and inspire musical curiosity, whilst having fun along the way, exploring classics such as Sister Sledge’s We Are Family, Bobby Hebb’s Sunny and Bill Withers Lovely Day.
This School’s Got Soul can be delivered as a learning and participation workshop in partnership with local education and music services, festivals, concert halls, and professional promoters. It can be performed on large stages both indoor and outdoor.
To talk to us about presenting This School’s Got Soul for your school, area, or in your venue or festival, please contact us.
Teacher endorsementsI think the workshop has taught the children about the genre of soul music in a fun and engaging context. It has shown them how to perform with confidence and given them the opportunity to show off their musical talents too. This project allowed our children to experience music in a fun and positive way and in a venue which many would never have the opportunity to visit. Being involved with professional musicians brings the experience to life and shows the value of music as a career or simply for enjoyment. It takes children’s experience of music to the next level – beyond what we can provide in school. There aren’t many specialist music teachers in schools anymore so it is a great opportunity for children to be able to participate in a workshop like this where they get to sing with trained singers and hear live music from a band.
16th June 2022 – This School’s Got Soul was premiered in partnership with the Usher Hall, Edinburgh, with 450 children from 7 primary schools. Professional musicians: Lea Cornthwaite (singer, song leader), Lisa Lathwell (singer), Dave Milligan (keys), Daniel Crichton (guitar), Lorna Thomas (bass).
Photo credits Andy Catlin | www.andycatlin.com