About Just Sing
In partnership with Cambridgeshire Music, Norfolk Music Hub is delighted to introduce you to a new resource that is aimed at families over the summer break. Just Sing is a free and inclusive project that is designed to get everyone’s toes tapping this summer across Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and beyond.
Just Sing is an original song – written by Cambridgeshire Music’s Head of Singing and Curriculum, Alex Bowen. It’s a fun and upbeat number all about the joy of singing and it’s suitable for primary and secondary children alike, including children with special educational needs.
It would be great if as many people as possible got involved, regardless of age or musical ability – whether at school or at home. Singing is a perfect way to boost young people’s well-being and resilience. In fact, singing has been shown to boost our immune system and reduce stress levels.
“Singing can offer respite in a really accessible way and can be a much-needed outlet in difficult and stressful times,” said Alex. “It helps us to connect with other people, even when we’re apart, and it releases endorphins that can make you feel happy – something that is more important than ever for everyone’s well-being during challenging times like these.”
How do I get involved?
The music for Just Sing and the backing track has been shared with schools in Cambridgeshire and Norfolk and it’s suitable for families to get involved with over the summer holidays. There will be additional resources released every week throughout July and August to get people inspired.
Extra resources will include activities based around everything from kitchen percussion workshops to specific instruments such as piano and guitar. They will also include suggestions for fun activities and video tutorials from our teaching team.
“Whether you sing the song, make a video or create some artwork, we’d love it if you let us know how you brought the song to life!” said Alex the composer. “Your response doesn’t have to be musical – so get creative in any medium you enjoy!”
How can families in Norfolk access these resources?
These resources are available for children to access via their Charanga accounts. If you need assistance setting your children up with an account please email firstname.lastname@example.org
How can schools access the resource for their children?
Don’t forget to share the resources with your student groups, if not they will not be able to access it.