26 September 2020
3d 16h 27m
Jackdaws Music Education Trust provides a much loved and valued service for the community.
We need your help so we can continue to offer and even expand our service! We were contacted by members of the local community and music leads at our local schools asking us for help. They wanted to see a place where young people could go to learn how to play and instrument, improve and play in ensembles. Music education has suffered a great deal in schools in the last few years because of many different challenges and the result has been a huge reduction in the number of children making the the life changing and improving step of learning an instrument to a good level. We conducted a local consultation at the end of last year that showed that there many people who wanted this opportuntity and so, working with local stakeholders, The Nest was created.
Jackdaws - The Nest; is a Saturday Music Centre for young people who want to play an instrument, play in ensembles & make music with other like-minded young people. A new offer from Jackdaws specifically targeting a more regular & consistent output for young people, extending and developing our existing offer in our local area of Frome for all young poeple in Mendip. The Nest will operate weekly sessions in term time (10 sessions per term) on a Saturday morning in a local and accessible venue. Children and young people will be able to participate in one or more musical activities bookable online via our website with affordable fees. These will initially include strings, woodwind and orchestra. They will also be supported to take their Arts Award accreditation (We are an Arts Award Champion Centre) and graded exams as appropriate.
We now desperately need funds to launch The Nest and give it time to grow to a sustainable level. Please help us if and the young people of Mendip if you are able.
Thank you for your support and good luck!
Miss Saffron van Zwanenberg
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