KODÁLY FEATURED ON BBC’S THE ONE SHOW
Update: Watch again on BBC iPlayer http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09gsfbb
In a very exciting move for the BKA, this Tuesday, 28th November, the BBC’s One Show will feature one of our members, and the great success he has had teaching music in a school in Bradford.
Jimmy Rotheram is the music coordinator in Feversham Primary School, an inner-city school, which was in special measures five years ago. Their success is down to one thing – the Kodály concept of music education. By giving all pupils access to this incredible way of teaching music, they have improved attendance, creativity, concentration and confidence, and produced some musicians of exceptional quality.
But it is not just in music that they have seen this success. Just as was seen in schools in Hungary, there has been a knock-on effect in other academic subjects. The improvements in mathematics and literacy have lifted the school out of special measures, and they are now significantly above the national average.
Following a recent article in The Guardian, which has been shared almost 200,000 times on social media, there was so much interest that the school had to run a conference to showcase their music making.
Happy children, great academic results, fabulous music-making. This is a real success story we can all be proud of.
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The One Show – BBC1 Tuesday 28th November 2017 at 7pm
View The Guardian article here: https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/oct/03/school-results-music-bradford
Plus a feature on Adrian Chiles’ BBC Radio 5 Live programme – the feature is about 1 hour in http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09gfy6t