The Music Hub has been shortlisted for My Dream Job, a songbook created for children in primary education. Nineteen songs cover a range of careers, from being a police officer, to a footballer or teacher, as well as songs with a 21st century twist, including website development, being a paramedic or a vet. My Dream Job was created by Portsmouth Music Hub’s team of composers working alongside children who suggested some of the topics for the songs.
The aim of the songbook is to inspire children to think about their future careers without losing sight of the importance of personal achievement.
My Dream Job was premiered at the Kings Theatre in Southsea in March 2018, with more than 500 primary-aged children taking to the stage in an array of ‘career-focussed’ costumes. Since then, the songbook has been made available for purchase on Portsmouth Music Hub’s website.
This is the seventh consecutive year that Portsmouth Music Hub has been shortlisted for a Music Teacher Award for Excellence, with the Hub winning the Music Education Council’s Major Award in 2016 and 2017.
The winner of the Outstanding Print Resource will be announced at a ceremony in London on 6 March 2019.
‘What we do should never be more important than who we are’
Sue Beckett, CEO of Portsmouth Music Hub, said:
‘Growing up today is very different than it was only a generation ago, and it’s hard to ignore the pressures that children have to face. The impact of social media, rolling news and a complex and ever-changing job market means that young people lead busy lives with lots of demands. My Dream Job aims to inspire children to think about the exciting opportunities that lie ahead, to be prepared for their own extraordinary journeys in life, but to hold on to their evolving values and personal achievements.
‘The message is simple: what we do should never be more important than who we are.’
Header photo: Children performing at Kings Theatre, Southsea © Portsmouth Music Hub