Norfolk Music Hub Expo graphic record

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.

Norfolk Music Hub Expo Afternoon Tea

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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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
Parkside School
The Clare School

In-school Ensemble

CNS Brass Ensemble (winner)
Springwood High School Big Band
Wymondham College Concert Band
East Norfolk Sixth Form Choir

Hub-Led Ensemble

Norfolk Students’ Jazz Orchestra (winner)
The Orchestrate Project
Thetford Music Project

Music Leader

Sam Ashby (winner)
Ruth Harrison
Rob Galliard
Lesley Amey

Hub Engagement Award

East Norfolk Sixth Form

Hub Achievement Award

Tony Bailey