Singing the praises of music in schools

PUBLISHED: 12:37 09 January 2008 | UPDATED: 22:24 26 October 2009

A VOCAL new campaign to lift the profile of singing in school is set to be launched. The Sing Up scheme aims to get every primary school child singing and has been given £10m backing by the Government. Singing activity sessions in 150 primary schools acro

A VOCAL new campaign to lift the profile of singing in school is set to be launched.

The Sing Up scheme aims to get every primary school child singing and has been given £10m backing by the Government.

Singing activity sessions in 150 primary schools across the county and training for teachers start this month.

The aim is to include all Hertfordshire primary schools in the scheme over the next three years.

James Dickinson, head of Hertfordshire Music Service, said: "The Government recognises that apart from being a platform for children's musical development, singing also has a wider educational impact.

"It encourages the development of other key areas such as language, communication and maths, and improves children's confidence, behaviour and team-working."

The county-wide scheme also has additional support from Hatfield's University of Hertfordshire.

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