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.

150 participants from 13 primary schools will be visited by pairs of Hallé musicians over 20 weeks throughout the academic year 2017-18. Together they will 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.

The theme for the summer term is Friendship, based on Edward Elgar’s Theme and Enigma Variations. Previous themes have included: Aaron Copland’s Rodeo; The Sorcerer’s Apprentice; The Flying Dutchman; Pirates of the Caribbean; Heroes and Villains; Shipwreck and Adventure; Pranks, Tricks and Magic; Tam O’Shanter and Music for Video Games.

Contact us

If you would like to find out more about any of our projects and how to get involved, please contact the Education team on education@halle.co.uk

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