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The Greater Manchester Hub Singing Challenge 2017

Singing Challenge

The Greater Manchester Music Education Hub is a collaboration of 9 local music services: Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford & Wigan and 15 other partners. It aims to enable all children, including the most vulnerable, to enjoy high quality music-making which promotes self-confidence, ambition and achievement.

All Primary schools across the region will unite in song on Tuesday 23rd May 2017 at 2.15pm

Every school will receive a FREE song, written especially by Out of the Ark Music for this fantastic day.

This year’s Singing Challenge celebrates parks and open spaces, championing the benefits they can bring for health, recreation and community spirit. Once again, the Greater Manchester Music Hub (GM Hub) approached Out of the Ark Music, who are famous for providing the very best singing resources to Primary schools. Out of the Ark’s very own Mary Green and Julie Stanley have written a fantastic new song, Go To The Park which encourages children to think about all the different fun activities they can do there, as well as reminding them of the changing seasons and of the wildlife they may see there. You and your pupils will love it!

We would like ALL schools across Greater Manchester to join together for this fantastic Singing Challenge by learning this fabulously catchy and fun song.

It may be sung in unison by KS1, Lower KS2 can opt to layer two or three lines together in the chorus and there is a descant part aimed at Years 5 & 6. So, you can perform it as a class, a choir, a whole year group, or key stage, or indeed as a whole school and sing along with us on Tuesday 23rd May 2017 at 2.15pm.

With everyone singing together all the schools can be united in song across the hub. Why not go outside for your performance to really hit home the message! At the same time, the song will be performed live by young singers in 9 parks across Greater Manchester.

Happy Singing!

All of the resources have been sent out to schools on a CD ROM via each Music Service, produced by Out of the Ark Music, and will also be made available from the GM Hub website Just go to the home page: www.gmmusichub.co.uk and follow the links.

On Your CD ROM You Will Find:
  • Out of the Ark’s Words on Screen™ v2 technology, where the lyrics synchronize with the music, making it so much easier to teach and learn the song
  • Teaching Ideas
  • Printable lyric sheet and piano accompaniment
  • Vocal and backing tracks
To Get Started: 
  • Insert the CD ROM into your computer
  • This should auto-run. If not, open the CD ROM from your CD drive
  • Click on the icon and START SINGING! 
If you don’t have a CD ROM in your school, please contact your local Music Service for further information.
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