Hallé SHINE on Manchester

Hallé Education’s SHINE programme was first established in 2012 as a model of best practice for collaboration between education and the arts, with schools at the centre.

Working on 25 Saturdays throughout the year, in partnership with the SHINE trust education charity, Hallé SHINE on Manchester seeks to engage children in Greater Manchester with exciting, creative and activity based learning with music at the centre. As well as providing opportunities for music and for improving literacy and numeracy skills, the project also seeks to help develop the children’s confidence and self-esteem, and create a positive attitude to learning.

200 participants from 17 primary schools are visited by pairs of Hallé musicians over 20 weeks throughout the year. Together they compose their own pieces of music to perform to family and friends at culmination performances at the end of each term. Alongside the creative music project the children participate in weekly literacy and numeracy lessons as well as workshops in, for example, drama, art, beatboxing and poetry. The children are taken on exciting trips (including a visit to see the Hallé at The Bridgewater Hall), which are also inspired by the musical theme.

Musical themes for this year have included The Sorcerer’s Apprentice; The Flying Dutchman and Pirates of the Caribbean; Tam O’Shanter; Heroes, Villains, Explorers and Adventurers using the music of Rossini and John Williams.


Photo highlights of 2016-17 projects

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