Chairman’s Year of Music School’s Award Scheme closes the campaign in style

Hampshire schools have celebrated their achievements with a spectacular joint concert at Hub Partner Thornden Hall

Nov 8 2017

Chairman’s Year of Music School’s Award Scheme

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Keith Chapman MBE, who was Chairman of Hampshire County Council in 2016-17, pledged that his year as Chairman would be a ‘Year of Music’ for children and young people. Watching their final celebration performance on 19 October, he said: “It’s been a magnificent year of music for young people, offering extra performance opportunities, and support to schools which are actively increasing their range of musical activities. This great performance has demonstrated how much young people in Hampshire value and enjoy their musical education. I am very pleased to have been able to support that while I was Chairman last year, and hope that we have inspired many of our schools to continue with their extended musical programmes.

“Well done to all the performers – it is fantastic to see such a range of ages and abilities engaging with music and getting so much enjoyment and fulfilment from it.” 

The ‘Year of Music’ was available to schools across Hampshire, and the majority joined in with some, or all the activities. The programme provided extra musical events organised by Hampshire Music Service; encouraged schools to increase their musical activities, by providing a schools’ award scheme; and gave young musicians a voice in the decisions that affect musical learning in Hampshire, with the launch of a ‘Youth Forum’.

The Schools’ Award Scheme enabled schools to log their musical activities and receive certificates for milestones, school concerts, and for recognising pupils’ individual achievements.

Castle Hill Infant School in Basingstoke won the award for the highest number of school concerts in Key Stage 1. Alison Story-Scrivens, Headteacher of Castle Hill Infant School, said: “We believe that music is a powerful, unique form of communication.  It can change the way pupils feel about themselves, giving them confidence and building their self-esteem.”

Marion Taylor, Music Leader at the school, said, “Giving children the opportunity to perform, inspires a love of music. Using the platform of the Chairman's Year of Music has raised the school community's enthusiasm to celebrate and 'sing out'.  Indeed, the school has never had so many pupils wanting to sing in the school choir.”  

The final Celebration Event on Thursday 19 October at Thornden Hall, Chandler’s Ford, was attended by Keith Chapman MBE and the current Chairman of Hampshire County Council, Councillor Graham Burgess. It included presentations to the top achievers and musical performances from eight schools across the county, of varied age groups, styles and disciplines (listed below). The event was hosted by Youth Forum members, who are also members of the Gosport and Fareham Youth Orchestra and the Portchester, Fareham and Gosport Youth Band.

The finale was a massed choir performance of Crescent Moon by The Crescent Primary School. This school applied successfully for Chairman’s Year of Music funding, to purchase a PA system. With this they created Crescent Moon, their new school song (available on Spotify). All schools and the audience joined in the finale.

Chairman’s Year of Music website #CYoMMIE

Hampshire Music Youth Forum Instagram: @hmyouthforum (early stages)

Performances from:

  • Rubik’s Cube Choir – Osborne School, Winchester
  • Ukulele ensemble – Purbrook Infant School, Waterlooville (pictured)
  • Musical theatre solo – Sherborne House School, Eastleigh
  • Samba ensemble – Ashley Junior School, New Milton
  • Rock band, Straight Outta Purbrook – Purbrook Park School, Waterlooville
  • Double bass solo – (representing) Selborne Primary School/(now attending) Amery Hill School, Alton
  • Jazz Big Band – The Mountbatten School, Romsey
  • Junior choir – The Crescent Primary School, Eastleigh
    Massed performance with audience participation

Awards presented:

Top 5 Awards

 

KS1

Total

Activities

KS2

Total

Activities

Secondary

Total

Special

Total

Activities

1st

Purbrook Infant School

530

St Mary's Church Of England Junior School, Old Basing

1282

The Mountbatten School

2312

Osborne School

222

2nd

Lymington Church Of England Infant School

252

Sherborne House School

1213

Brookfield Community School

1763

Maple Ridge School

85

3rd

Sherborne House School

235

Knightwood Primary School

775

Amery Hill School

1194

Forest Park School

84

4th

Kingscourt School

222

Merdon Junior School

737

Cowplain Community School

817

Limington House School

62

5th

Tadley Community Primary School

206

Tadley Community Primary School

680

Priestlands School

697

 

 

 

Token Type Awards

 

 

School

Phase

Area

Reason

Langrish Primary School

KS1

East Hants

Highest number of ENRICHMENT tokens

Lymington Church Of England Infant School

KS1

New Forest

2nd Highest number of ENRICHMENT tokens

Purbrook Infant School

KS1

Havant

Highest number of STAFF DEV tokens

South Farnborough Infant School

KS1

North East Hants

2nd Highest number of STAFF DEV tokens

Castle Hill Infant School

KS1

Basingstoke

Highest number of SCHOOL CONCERTS tokens

Lymington Church Of England Infant School

KS1

New Forest

2nd Highest number of SCHOOL CONCERTS tokens

St Mary's Church Of England Junior School, Old Basing

KS2

Basingstoke

Highest number of ENRICHMENT tokens

Sparsholt C E Primary School

KS2

Winchester

2nd Highest number of ENRICHMENT tokens

Cherrywood Community Primary School

KS2

North East Hants

Highest number of STAFF DEV tokens

St Mary's Church Of England Junior School, Old Basing

KS2

Basingstoke

2nd Highest number of STAFF DEV tokens

Kingscourt School

KS2

Havant

Highest number of SCHOOL CONCERTS tokens

Newport Junior School

KS2

North East Hants

2nd Highest number of SCHOOL CONCERTS tokens

The Mountbatten School

SEC

Test Valley

Highest number of ENRICHMENT tokens

Amery Hill School

SEC

East Hants

2nd Highest number of ENRICHMENT tokens

The Mountbatten School

SEC

Test Valley

Highest number of STAFF DEV tokens

Cowplain Community School

SEC

Havant

2nd Highest number of STAFF DEV tokens

Park Community School

SEC

Havant

Highest number of SCHOOL CONCERTS tokens

Amery Hill School

SEC

East Hants

2nd Highest number of SCHOOL CONCERTS tokens

Forest Park School

SPEC

New Forest

Joint Highest number of ENRICHMENT tokens

Maple Ridge School

SPEC

Basingstoke

Joint Highest number of ENRICHMENT tokens

Osborne School

SPEC

Winchester

Joint Highest number of ENRICHMENT tokens

Forest Park School

SPEC

New Forest

Highest number of STAFF DEV tokens

Maple Ridge School

SPEC

Basingstoke

2nd Highest number of STAFF DEV tokens

Osborne School

SPEC

Winchester

Highest number of SCHOOL CONCERTS tokens

Forest Park School

SPEC

New Forest

2nd Highest number of SCHOOL CONCERTS tokens

 

Extra-Special Recognition Awards

School

Phase

Area

Reason

St Mary's Church Of England Junior School, Old Basing

KS2

Basingstoke

New Junior Band

St Alban's Church Of England (Aided) Primary School

KS2

Havant

Y5's Mature performance of Last Post and Reveille

The Crescent Primary School

KS2

Eastleigh

Radio Solent Recordings

Crofton Hammond Junior School

KS2

Fareham

Radio Solent Recordings

Lymington Church Of England Infant School

KS1

New Forest

Radio Solent Recordings

Parsonage Farm Nursery And Infant School

KS1

North East Hants

Charity Concert with Community Choirs

Cherbourg Primary School

KS2

Eastleigh

Recognising a Gifted Trombone Player

Scantabout Primary School

KS2

Eastleigh

Great Progression of a Cornet Pupil

Portway Infant School

KS1

Test Valley

Joint Project with Local Special School

Amery Hill School

SEC

East Hants

Organising Alton Big Bash for local primary schools

Whitchurch C E Primary School

KS1

Basingstoke

Ukulele Concert success

All Saints Compton CofE Primary School

KS2

Winchester

Record Number of Solos in Concert