Minute of Listening takes over Bristol primary schools!

Minute of Listening
Minute of Listening
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Sound and Music

In November, Sound and Music visited Bristol to launchthe start of the Minute of Listening roll out across the city. Delivered incollaboration with Bristol Plays Music, the unique education resource will be available to every primary school Bristol, giving every child the opportunity to engage creatively with a huge of variety of sounds and music from across the world.

Drawing on sounds from a wide variety of sources (from field recordings to symphonies), Minute of Listening encourages children of all abilities to actively engage with sounds, stimulating discussion as well as improving concentration skills – tying into the goals setby the National Curriculum for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

As a result of thiscity wide roll out, Sound and Music and Bristol Plays Music will be able to evaluate what impact using the application has on the children's learning and listening skills, allowing for continuous improvement of the software and the development of new subject specific packs.

The launch attracted press attention in the Bristol area as well as nationally, with BBCRadio 3's 'Music Matters' including live-recordings and interviews with Sound and Music staff in their programme.

If you are interested in receiving a free trial version of Minute of Listening, please email Laura directly: laura.marshall@soundandmusic.org

Sound and Music

Sound andMusic is the national charity for new music. Our vision is to create a worldwhere new music and sound prospers, transforming lives, challengingexpectations and celebrating the work of its creators.

Bristol Plays Music

Bristol Plays Music (BPM) is the music education hub for Bristol. BPM believes in the power of music – to inspire, teach and transform lives. We want to make sure that every young person has access to music education activities and a platform for musical expression.

Through work with partners and venues across Bristol, BPM will join up opportunities for teaching, learning and performance in a way that everyone can access. Our goal is to promote local music-making and our city’s rich musical talent.



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