MONMOUTH Assembly Member Nick Ramsay is urging local primary schools to get involved in the BBC’s exciting new Ten Pieces initiative, which aims to open up the world of classical music to children.
Launched this week with free nationwide cinema screenings for schools, the film introduces ten pieces of classical music featuring the world class BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Five BBC Orchestras and the BBC Singers are also involved, as well as celebrities such as Barney Harwood from Blue Peter. The project will culminate in a major celebratory finale in the summer of 2015.
Speaking on Wednesday, Mr Ramsay said:
“This is a wonderful opportunity for children to explore the world of classical music and hopefully be inspired to develop their own creative responses to the pieces through music, dance or digital art.
“I understand that if cinema screenings are not a feasible option, there are dvds available with an accompanying teacher’s pack.“