BBC launches Ten Pieces Secondary 

12 June 2015

Building on the success of BBC Music's Ten Pieces for Primary, which has already engaged more than half of UK primary schools, the BBC is extending the ground-breaking initiative to secondary schools. 

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BBC Ten Pieces Secondary

The BBC is extending the ground-breaking initiative to secondary schools. The aim is to open up the world of classical music to children aged 11 and above, inspiring them to respond creatively to the repertoire.

‘Ten Pieces’ will help secondary schools deliver the music curriculum, provide a transition opportunity from primary to secondary, provide cross-curricular stimulus for the performing arts, encourage creative thinking and independent learning in pupils, foster collaborative working and self-confidence and inspire performance opportunities to showcase pupils’ creativity. Some new inspirational Ambassadors include Clean Bandit, Nitin Sawhney, Julian Lloyd Webber, Peter Moore and Roderick Williams. Read more

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