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 Activities Special Total Activities
1st Purbrook Infant School 530 St Mary's Church Of England Junior School 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