Ten Pieces is an exciting initiative for primary and secondary age students led by BBC Learning and the BBC Performing Groups. Its aim is to open up the world of classical music to a new generation of children and inspire them to develop their own creative responses to ten pieces of music using a variety of art forms – digital art or animation, performance poetry, dance or movement and composition.

How to inspire one of the next Ten Pieces

BBC Learning will be commissioning a new piece as part of the third set of Ten Pieces soon to be announced. As part of this commission the composer is looking for inspirational words from young people across the UK.

They have created a literacy exercise which teachers can work through with their students. The results of which will inspire the composer to create the piece. All the details including a downloadable version of the literacy exercise are available on the website. The completed exercise needs to be returned to tenpieces@bbc.co.uk by 10 February.

The new website

The BBC Ten Pieces website has been revamped to make it even easier to find and use the resources. You can now access all the resources for each of the pieces from TPI and TPII on the ‘Resources‘ page.

Check it out at www.bbc.co.uk/tenpieces. If you would like to send any feedback about the site please fill in this short survey and especially share your thoughts on the Champions section of the website.