On Thursday 17 October 2019 we held our annual Norfolk Music Hub Expo, which brought together education professionals from all settings and music specialists to share best practice, develop new and innovative ideas for their classrooms.
We were thrilled to see over 100 delegates taking part in positive conversations and getting involved with practical sessions including playing steel pans with Louder Than Life, singing with Ex Cathedra choir, investigating the National Curriculum for Music Education with Professor Martin Fautley, and taking inspiration from John Kelly and Drake Music on the importance of inclusion.
The day was focussed on the wellbeing of teachers and included a musical themed afternoon tea, provided by The Assembly House!
There were also fantastic performances by young musicians throughout the day, from CNS School, Norwich School, and So Laissez-Faire from Gorleston.
Some comments from attendees included:
“It was great to network with other Music leaders and to spend a whole day focussing on music.”
“It was really enjoyable and uplifting as well as being super useful in terms of application in the classroom.”
“Thank you so much for a fantastic day! We’re very lucky to have such a great Music Hub and to have all of these free CPD opportunities.”
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If you attended our Expo, we would welcome your feedback to enable us to improve our conference for next year and better meet your needs. Please to complete our evaluation form at your earliest opportunity: forms.gle/PU6AQuDhHgUkHHS59
Norfolk Music Hub Awards 2019
The Norfolk Music Hub Awards aim to recognise and celebrate the hard work that individuals, schools and organisations put in to music education in all areas of Norfolk.
The categories were open to public nominations, from which the Executive Board for Norfolk Music Hub chose the shortlist. The shortlisted nominees were then interviewed by Alison Corfield, Head of Music Service, and the winners were announced following the conference.
Congratulations to all the nominees and winners!
Innovation – Head of Music
Peter Strudwick – Springwood (winner)
James Sunderland – City of Norwich School
Geoff Green – Reepham High School
Cath Brookes – Northgate High School and Dereham Sixth Form College
Innovation – Music Co-ordinator
Carrie Hayes – Poringland Primary School (winner)
Damien Ainslie – Woodlands Primary Academy
Charlotte Owen-Smith – Great Dunham Primary School
Katy Leigh – Drayton Junior School
Secondary Music Department of the Year
Wymondham High Academy (winner)
Lynn Grove Academy
Nicholas Hammond Academy
Old Buckenham High School
Primary Music Award
Catton Grove Primary School (winner)
Dersingham Primary School
Avenue Junior School
Drake Primary School
Complex Needs Music Award
Churchill Park Academy (winner)
The Earthsea School
The Clare School
CNS Brass Ensemble (winner)
Springwood High School Big Band
Wymondham College Concert Band
East Norfolk Sixth Form Choir
Norfolk Students’ Jazz Orchestra (winner)
The Orchestrate Project
Thetford Music Project
Sam Ashby (winner)
Hub Engagement Award
East Norfolk Sixth Form
Hub Achievement Award