Singing children at Oak View Academy are coming on Leaps and Bounds

Mini musicians at Oak View Academy are hitting the right notes in their new music sessions.

A year-long Leaps and Bounds programme, in conjunction with Youth Music, seeks to provide creative music-making opportunities for early years pupils.

Last term, reception children were in raptures with their first taste of singing and using musical instruments thanks to the help of trained experts at the Whitby’s Lane school. Pupils’ also took part in the magical ‘Sing The Christmas Story’ event at Chester Cathedral in December, where an orchestral ensemble led pupils to tell the Christmas story through song.

Deputy Headteacher Charlotte Alford said: “It is one of a number of projects we are running to get children involved with music from a very early age.

“We have a professionally-trained musician to support music-making in class, and the whole project will culminate in a large scale singing event and workshop.

“Our nursery children are also benefiting from weekly music sessions run by Lily Bracegirdle, who is a talented singer and clarinet player.”

Principal Fiona Whittaker added: “It is fantastic to see our youngest children getting enjoyment from music.

“These projects are all part of our commitment to giving them the best possible start in education.”

Oak View Academy is part of North West Academies Trust, which manages schools across Cheshire and Shropshire including Delamere Academy, near Northwich, and St Martin’s Academy, Chester.

For more information about Oak View Academy, tel: 01606 288118.