Singing is at the heart of East Herrington and all children receive weekly singing lessons from a music specialist. All children have access to a range of wonderful musical opportunities as they travel through our school.
As well as carrying out Music lessons based on the National Curriculum children at East Herrington will be offered opportunities to learn to play an instrument. They can take part in violin lessons in year 2 and when they reach KS2 are offered the opportunity to play flute, clarinet, cornet, violin, piano, keyboard, harp, drums and guitar. This will lead onto children being able to take ABRSM exams which is a huge achievement for primary aged children.
The school has its own rock band which meets on a Wednesday after school and has a fabulous choir.
The choir are very busy all year round. They sing in local and national competitions and support as many local charities as possible. In 2019, they became the North East KS2 Choir of the Year and they were also City Sings Winners 2019. They also reached the National Final for Barnardo’s Choral Competition in the year 2019. They have also sang regularly at the National Music Festival in Birmingham and sang at The Royal Albert Hall Junior Proms in 2016.
Music and singing have been impacted by Covid but the pupils of East Herrington have worked hard to ensure that the choir is back up and running and have worked in small bubbles to ensure they followed Covid guidelines. The choir have successfully reached the National Final for Barnardo’s Choral Competition, 2022 and have been awarded the KS2 North East Choir of the Year 2022.
Each year the choir takes on new pupils and strives to achieve the best possible results ensuring the children get a wide range of experiences but ultimately making sure that enjoyment and a love of music is at the heart of everything they do.
East Herrington Primary Academy – Royal Albert Hall 2016 “Music for Youth – PROMS 2016”
East Herrington Primary Academy – Birmingham 2017