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As part of our Covid recovery package to engage young people in singing again we are delighted to announce the opportunity for infant age students from across Norfolk to engage with three online workshops being delivered live by Emily Barden.

Many of you will have sung one of Emily’s songs in the past. This year is the 6th year that she has composed the piece for Sing Up Day, many of you will remember previous hits like Be the Change or One in a Million.

This project will consist of a twilight CPD for staff, three live singing sessions and culminate in a singing assembly on Sing Up day (30th June, 2021) where young people of infant age from across Norfolk can unite in singing (We Are) Unstoppable.


Please register here

Twilight online CPD

Wednesday 26th May, 2021 4.15pm-5.15pm

Introduction to resources and how to lead healthy singing with younger voices.

Led by Emily Barden and delivered via Zoom.

School workshops

3 x online workshops delivered online, live straight into your classrooms with other schools from across Norfolk.

Dates: Wednesday 9th, 16th and 23rd June

Time: 1.15pm-2pm

Delivery method: Via Zoom. Please note that you will need to have your camera on for the start of the workshop to register your class but this can be switched off (if you would prefer) once the workshop is underway. Led by Emily Barden.

Celebration of Sing Up Day

Emily will lead a live Sing Up day warm up and performance on Sing Up Day

We would encourage you to record your performance or share it with us on social media so that we can create a montage of this celebratory day. More information to follow.

Date: Wednesday June 30th 2021

Time: 9.30am-10am

Please note these resources are offered free on Sing Up even if you are not subscribed, you simply need to sign up as a friend.

More about Emily BardenA white woman with blond hair smiles at the camera. She is in front of a piano.

Emily trained at Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) gaining a BA (Hons) Music specialising in singing and songwriting.

Emily currently works with a variety of organisations, including Sing Up, Trinity College, BrittenPears Arts, West Sussex Music and many Music Education Hubs around the country.

Emily leads several Community Choirs under the umbrella of West Sussex Sings, and provides vocal consultancy to schools and vocal groups. She runs workshops and courses for singers and composition and song-writing training sessions for teachers and people working with young people.

Online Workshop Delivery Risk Assessment >> (.pdf)