Support for Barnsley Schools in 2023-24

Project 1 - Workshops and Support

September 2023 - February 2024

We are excited to launch our second partnership programme offering free singing workshops to Primary Schools in Barnsley. These workshops will be led by highly skilled and talented leaders and will be engaging and fun. We will also provide resources to go with the sessions that we hope will be useful. The resources include a booklet with songs, warm-ups and guidance and supporting videos and audio tracks for use in schools.

The programme will offer schools a free 45-minute workshop and will focus on children in years 2-5. Beyond this workshop BYC practitioners will meet with music coordinator to understand the needs of the school and develop a bespoke programme of support. There is no obligation for schools to take part in further activities – this is a genuine offer of support.

Project 2 - Barnsley Sings

February 2024 - July 2024

We have planned an exciting Barnsley Sings project for Summer 2024 where we would like to invite all Primary Schools in Barnsley to take part. It’s such an exciting project, and we hope that you’d like to be part of it. All schools taking part will receive:

 A full range of resources including word sheets, backing tracks and rehearsal tracks that children can sing along to at school. We will provide children and schools with access to a password protected area of our website to access these resources.

  • A fun and relaxed CPD twilight session for Primary Teachers leading the project in the school with information over how to teach the pieces.
  • A 1-hour workshop with one of our skilled music leaders in your school with the children taking part
  • A full day of rehearsing in the Metrodome Arena with 500 children from across Barnsley, with a live band and great soloists.
  • An evening concert at the Metrodome Arena where parents and the general public can watch a spectacular 1.5-hour show featuring the 500 children, a professional live band, exciting soloists, great sound and lighting engineering and a digital screen.

We will hold up to 3 days when this festival will happen, providing as many as 1500 children with this great opportunity to sing together here in Barnsley in a celebration for the town, and will really showcase the talent in our community. The days that we have provisionally booked are Monday 10th July, Tuesday 11th July and Wednesday 12th July 2024.

Whilst we are committed to supporting as many schools as possible, we have a limited number of places on the project that will be offered on a first come first served basis. Please click on the links below to access the letter to Headteachers and Principals for more information. We look forward to hearing from you.