Open Orchestra is a project led by Drake Music together with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Royal College of Music. Together we are delivering a new schools project working with children from SEN and mainstream schools. Working in collaboration with the tri-borough music hub of Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster, the project is delivered in two primary schools in each borough, one mainstream and one special school.
It was a first for me and it may well have been a first for Drake Music and everyone else in the meeting. In last week's national managers meeting we decided - I say we - I think it was Danny and Jonathan - to tweet our discussions. You should be able to see the tweets and images and links we shared here.
Rumworth School is a SEN/D school, set in a pleasant suburban estate on the outskirts of Bolton. They work with children with a wide range of learning and physical impairments and have a great attitude to teaching and learning, with a real positive bent towards the arts and developing media skills. As a first time associate of Drake Music, I was uncertain about what I was to expect.
From short tweets, great things emerge. That’s what happened when Drake Music's head of R&D Gawain Hewitt set up a Twitter profile for his work at the charity. Little did he know what he would achieve by posting a few tweets.