Dear Parents and Carers
We are delighted to announce that, once again, Greenshaw Learning Trust will be partnering with the remarkable Nigel Ipinson-Fleming to bring you a weekly choir session in your own home this term.
Nigel boasts a comprehensive career in both professional and non-professional music settings, having worked in the music industry for a number of years and more recently in schools and Academy Trusts up and down the country. In November and December 2019, he ably led our individual Year 7 choirs before Christmas, culminating in a massed celebration – directing our superb massed choir at Gloucester Cathedral.
One way we believe we can support students and their families during this time of closures, is to offer a holistic approach to education. Music is a brilliant medium for this, and we feel this will be a helpful way to remember that we all belong to something bigger; a wider education community across our Greenshaw Learning Trust family of schools.
That’s why we’re inviting each of our students (and families) to join us every Friday afternoon for the next 5 weeks to sing with us – from wherever you are.
The programme will work like this:
Every Friday, there will be 3 parts to the programme…
Part 1 We will publish a pre-recorded 45-minute session, led by Nigel. 2.00pm - This will include: an intro, a vocal warm up, songs, a positive thought and a performance.
Part 2 Following the pre-recorded session, Nigel will also offer a 15-minute ‘live’ get together. 2.45pm - Note: in this setting, ‘live’ means that Nigel will broadcast live from YouTube and his Instagram account – to Greenshaw Learning Trust students only – we will be able to see Nigel, but not the other way around.
Part 3 As a further home learning opportunity between our Friday sessions together, after each 3.00pm Friday broadcast, Nigel will upload a recording of backing tracks which students will be able to download and sing along to in preparation for the following week. This is a great way to build music into your week – why not try to rehearse as a family?