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Shine a Light

Tue Jan 22 2013

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Hi from OAE Education!  It’s been a busy time for us, so busy that I haven’t had time to write about everything we’ve been doing recently, so here’s a bit about our Shine a Light project. This project involved nine primary schools across our four partner boroughs – Wandsworth, Merton, Camden and Islington, most of whom had not worked with the OAE before. Each school received two workshops in the Autumn term from two OAE players, who taught the specially commissioned song Shine a Light by Timothy Kraemer as well as introducing the pupils to the OAE.

We then hosted four culmination days for the project – one in each borough which bought all the pupils from the same borough together for a massed performance of Shine a Light and other material that they had been working on. The culmination day was different in each borough and all nine partner schools will be coming to OAE schools concerts during Spring and Summer 2013.

Watch the video above to see how much everyone enjoyed the workshops- we defy you not to have the song in your head for the rest of the day!

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