Our workshops cater for Special Education Needs Schools (SEN) and Primary schools (years 4, 5 and 6). They take place mostly within London and the M25. Please ask if you are outside of these areas.
We normally do 4 hours of The Rig on workshops days. This is usually split up into 4 x one hour workshops with breaks in between and allowing for setup time.
Please note our workshops do not use the full Rig structures except within SEN schools.
Details of our four available workshops listed below…
Workshop 1: BBC Ten Pieces
Duration 1 – 1.5 hours: For KS2, KS3 within schools.
We are Champions for the BBC Ten Pieces Project and we have been thrilled to be part of such an amazing nationwide project, aimed at getting children interested in classical music.
This workshop explores pieces from the BBC Ten Pieces Primary and Secondary projects using fun fact games, melodies on chime bars and body percussion.
Learning objectives for the workshops are to discover more about the composers and their pieces of music; to listen to and learn the main theme tune for the pieces by playing them on chimes using our colour coded written music; to learn the key rhythmic motif of the piece by composing a short piece of body percussion.
Workshop 2: SEND workshop
Duration 20 – 50 minutes: For SEN children in both Primary and Secondary schools and disability friendly events.
The Rhythm, Bells and Music Boxes Mini Rigs are set up in your school hall for unstructured music exploration sessions with your students. These sessions can also be adapted to be half free-play and half a structured music lesson using some of the techniques from the Ten Pieces workshops with older students.