Stand By Me
Improving communication skills and confidence through music
Stand By Me is a project linking primary school children and residents of care homes together through music. This programme is highly successful. Schools and care homes benefit hugely from singing together and getting to know each other. This collaboration has proven benefits to everyone who takes part, improving communication skills and confidence, breaking down intergenerational barriers and reducing social isolation.
Supported by Make Music Gloucestershire and the Honorable Company, we are delighted to be returning to face to face work after a year of Zoom sessions.
Experienced singing leaders, Becky and Tom, work with groups separately and jointly, sharing songs and learning new repertoire together. Children visit the care home for joint sessions, becoming familiar with the setting of a care home and creating lasting relationships. Becky and Tom have a wealth of musical material that will become firm favourites with your class. A 10-week Stand By Me course is subsidised by the Music Hub and costs £100.
We are always looking for new partnerships between primary schools and care homes. Do let us know if you can suggest any contacts for us.