1 July 2022 Newham braced for Passing the Torch 2022

This summer, thousands of students from primary and secondary schools across the London Borough of Newham will take part in ‘Passing the Torch 2022’ from the iconic Lee Valley VeloPark, at the heart of the Olympic Park.

Ten years on from the inspirational London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, thirty schools will participate in this showpiece event at the world renowned venue where several cyclists won gold a decade ago.

Amongst the lucky 30 schools in Newham, our sensational young singers and performers will get the opportunity to showcase their skills in the 6,000+ seater arena on the tenth anniversary of the Games.

Over 1,500 students will be performing inside the velodrome on Wednesday 6th July 2022 at what promises to be Newham’s biggest event since the global coronavirus pandemic, which hindered many chances for young musicians to perform together.

All of the materials and the resources for the event can be found here.

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4 April 2022Teacher Spotlight: Emma Scarr

We love to share a little more about the outstanding team of teacher musicians we have on our team at Newham Music. We asked superstar fiddle-player, Emma, a bit about herself.

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17 March 2022Young Leader Blog Post: Thomas

Thomas is one of our Youth Ambassadors and recently took part in our Young Leaders scheme. As a part of his placement, he took some time to reflect on the recent impact music has had in his life.

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9 March 2022Work Experience Interview: Flora

Last month, we were joined for a week in the office by Flora who was completing her year 10 work experience.

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Music in KS3

17 November 2021Ofsted warns schools over ‘unbroken’ KS3 music teaching

Inspectorate’s expert says subject should not be put on a carousel in secondary schools

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12 October 2021Spotlight Interview: Lila Bhattacherjee

Lila Bhattacherjee is a 25-year-old musician and Newham Music’s first “Young Trustee”.

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4 October 2021Tesco Community Votes

We’re excited to be in the customer vote for a Tesco Community Grant. It’s a scheme that gives community projects and organisations like us grants of up to £1,500.

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17 September 2021Updated Covid Guidance – September 2021

The latest government guidance for working in education settings highlights: No specific restrictions regarding singing, playing instruments etc Ensure good hygiene practices are in place and continue to ventilate spaces Have an up to date risk assessment in place outlining how risk is managed in your setting/venue Include a plan for how your setting will deal with […]

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20 July 2021Spotlight Interview: DJ Zel

We are excited to welcome Zelda to Newham Music’s new team of Youth Ambassadors.

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23 June 2021Primary Music Funding

Newham Music is offering £400 to primary schools in Newham for music instruments, equipment or resources.

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3 June 2021Spotlight Interview: Charlotte Venn

Newham Music recently welcomed Charlotte Venn to the NM team of teacher musicians. Charlotte is the daughter of longstanding NM teacher, Allison Venn, and ascended through the ranks, playing in the Newham Music Academy. Charlotte was kind enough to answer a few questions about her history with Newham Music and future career goals.

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