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CLOSED - WIN a Skwitch – the device which makes composing music accessible to all!

The Skwitch device

WIN a Skwitch worth £44.95. Here's an inclusive gift idea which will enable people of all abilities to make music! The new hotly-tipped i-phone accessory is called a Skwitch. In a nutshell, it’s an inclusive pocket-sized electronic musical instrument that fits into your palm and allows you to make music at the touch of a button.

The device was created by the pioneering UK company Skoogmusic and is on sale via Apple and Amazon with an RRP of £44.95. There is nothing quite like it on the market – children can jam along with songs, compose and mix new tunes by connecting to apps and even use it to explore coding. 

Enhancing the underlying skills for learning using MiMo

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The authors of a new white paper have explained how their primary intervention MiMo – Minimum Input Maximum Output – can improve maths, literacy and personal skills in short six-minute sessions. 

Tamara Nathan & Myrom Kahaner published The Minimum Input Maximum Output Neurodevelopmental Programme for Schools white paper, which outlines their research and has confirmed that in just six minutes a day following the unique combination of activities of the MiMo® Programme, skills in maths and literacy and many developmental areas can be dramatically enhanced.

The white paper states: “In 2007 England had plummeted from third to nineteenth in an international league table of children’s literacy levels and 2018 saw a slide to 49th.

Fulham FC footballers wowed by Christmas single created by students with disabilities

Fulham FC footballers at the song launch

Players of Fulham FC were delighted to be among the first to hear ‘Are You Ready for Christmas?’, a Christmas single created by a group of young people attending The Children’s Trust School for children with complex education, health, therapy and care needs. 

Calum Chambers, Floyd Ayite, Cyrus Christie, Joe Bryan, Jean Michael Seri and Aboubakar Kamara joined the young people for a festive music session, and an exclusive preview of the music video that they have created. 

Playstage Junior & Playstage YA

Playstage Junior & Playstage YA

PLAYSTAGE JUNIOR 

We have been selling quality school plays to English speaking schools around the world for 15 years. Since Playstage Junior started in 2002, our plays have been performed by English-speaking primary schools and youth groups in 43 countries! And we are always reaching new markets

Many of our customers come back time and time again because they know that our plays are fun and audiences adore them. Teachers love the plays because they are so easy to purchase and download and we give teachers and youth leaders full production notes that offer invaluable help with props, sound effects, scenery and costumes.

Help a child to feel safe for the first time by using Christingle

Christingle poster from the 60s

With two months to go until Christmas, The Children’s Society has launched its #Christingle50 campaign – supporting vulnerable young people through raising funds at Christingle events and a collaboration with The Royal Academy of Music.

The charity report that 200,000* 10 to 17 year olds in the UK are experiencing emotional neglect on a regular basis.

Music and Drama Expo is sure to hit the right note

Music drama expo

The Music & Drama Education Expo has an array of workshops on offer for special needs teachers, with sessions on accessible orchestras, inclusive ensembles and healing through music. 

The London Olympia show takes place in February and promises to deliver over 80 workshops and seminars, a comprehensive exhibition showcasing products and services from over 150 performing arts organisations, and the chance to network with 2,500 music and drama teachers from over 40 countries.