ABRSM challenges teachers to take part in Classical 100

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ABRSM has updated its free online learning resource, Classical 100, with a series of musical challenges for Primary teachers.

Fun and flexible, the challenges are designed to be used in a variety of ways – from short starter activities to more extended musical adventures.

Classical 100 competition

To promote the initiative, ABRSM has invited teachers to submit an idea for the resource’s 100th challenge via a new competition open to all UK Primary schools.

ABRSM is looking for an activity that will help illuminate Carl Orff’s O Fortuna from Carmina Burana.

Teachers can enter the competition by completing an online form with their idea here. Entries must be submitted by 5pm on Friday 6 July 2018 and the winner will receive a Yamaha Clavinova CLP-635R for their school.

Michael Elliott, Chief Executive, ABRSM, said:

‘Classical 100 is about igniting enthusiasm for, and keeping children engaged in, music. This is really important for all of us and is part of ABRSM’s commitment to support and inspire achievement in music.’

Helen Wiles, Leader of the Arts at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Chelsea, said:

‘The children clearly loved taking part in the Classical 100 lessons, they were intrigued by the challenge titles and are looking forward to taking part in their next challenge and collecting more stars. It was great to be asked ‘when can we do our next challenge?’ at the end of the session!’


Header photo: © St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Tri-Borough Music Hub, School Music Partner

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