3,200 Suffolk primary school pupils join together to celebrate their musical achievements

Posted by Suffolk Music Education Hub on 25 June 2018 | Comments

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With strings strumming and trumpets blowing, Suffolk was alive with the sounds of music as 3,200 young musicians from local primary schools showed off their talents to celebrate their first year of learning a musical instrument.

Children from Key Stage 2 classes in 98 primary schools across Suffolk took part in Suffolk County Music Service’s annual ‘WCET Celebration’events from Monday 18 to Friday 22 June.

Strings at Leiston Abbey

Strings at Leiston Abbey

Following a series of singing activities and instrumental workshops, each celebration finished with a sharing concert where all schools played and sung together in front of an invited audience.

The ‘KS2 WCET’ programme is a key part of the Government’s National Plan for Music Education that states:

“every child aged 5-18 has the opportunity to learn a musical instrument through whole-class ensemble teaching programmes that provide a weekly lesson on the same instrument for a full school year”


Glockenspiels at Leiston Abbey

Glockenspiels at Leiston Abbey

WCET Celebration events took place in 11 venues across Suffolk:

  • Ashlar House, Bury St Edmunds
  • Colchester Road Baptist Church, Ipswich
  • Debenham Community Centre, Debenham
  • Haverhill Arts Centre, Haverhill
  • Jerwood DanceHouse, Ipswich
  • Leiston Abbey (Pro Corda), Leiston
  • Newmarket Memorial Hall, Newmarket
  • The Cut, Halesworth
  • The Delphi Centre, Sudbury
  • The Seagull Theatre, Lowestoft
  • Trinity Park, Ipswich
  • United Reformed Church, Hadleigh


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