Wider Opportunities

Wider Opportunities is a programme aimed at Key Stage 2 pupils, giving all pupils an opportunity to play an instrument and experience making music in an ensemble.

The aims of these programmes are to:

  • inspire and develop a performance orientated focus on music
  • develop the basic skills that underpin the learning of all forms of music
  • stimulate interest and ability in music through a broad range of repertoire appropriate to KS2 pupils
  • raise the profile of and increase the participation in curricular and extra curricular music
  •  support the professional development of primary school teachers

The benefits for pupils have been:

  • increased concentration, self discipline and self esteem
  • improvements in behaviour of the pupils engaged on the programmes
  • increased participation in music
  • pupils and parents make more informed choices about learning to play an instrument