Ben O'Sullivan, Director of Programmes at The Songwriting Charity and the Songwriters Choir leader says: "It's a huge privilege to be taking the Songwriters Choir idea to Gloucestershire with the generous support of Youth Music, enabling the Songwriting Charity to reach more children with this life-changing approach to music-making. We know how useful choral singing is for shy and withdrawn children when drawing students together to make music and build friendships. In offering the added layer of songwriting and creative music-making with professionals and peers, the children are all the more empowered and their self-esteem elevated through the challenging step up to secondary school."
Matt Griffiths, Executive Director, Youth Music says: “We are delighted to support this project as it will provide such a valuable experience for the young people taking part. We know that through music, many young people find a new focus in their lives and in this way, the project at Winchcombe Secondary school will be providing them with a confidence building and ultimately life-changing experience. We wish the organisers every success in getting this very worthwhile project off the ground.”
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