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Over the last ten years we have worked in nearly 100 schools across the East of England, and each year we bring inspiring classical music into the lives of more than 5,000 primary school children. 

Our interactive school shows combine music, storytelling, and singing, with the participation of the young people built in. For many children, this is their first time hearing live classical music and seeing orchestral musicians perform.

What shows do we currently have on offer?

We are currently working on three different interactive schools performances to tour around schools in Peterborough, Fenland, and Essex, in partnership with local music hubs.

The Robot and the Bluebird (for KS1) is based on the book written and illustrated by David Lucas with new music by Raph Clarkson and animations by Victor Craven for a presenter and 5-piece ensemble. The heart-warming book tells the tale of a robot with a broken heart, who gives his remaining strength to save the life of a little bird, and rediscovers his life purpose.

Once Upon a Tune, also for 5-piece ensemble, is more suited to KS2, and introduces children to six wonderful stories from different lands, presented by artist James Mayhew who paints and illustrates the stories live as the musicians play.

Tiny Magic Orchestra is a smaller production involving just 1 musician and a presenter who will lead a magical musical journey, introducing children to classical music and actively involving children in the music they are listening to, using props and a ‘magical music box’.

Our schools' performances usually come with additional teaching resources and CPD sessions to help pupils and teachers get the most out of the performance.

Tiny Magic Orchestra

Tiny Magic Orchestra

A magical musical journey in your school hall, led by two Britten Sinfonia musicians
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The Robot and The Bluebird Resource Hub

The Robot and The Bluebird Resource Hub

We have produced a resource pack for teachers to help you teach the songs to your pupils, as well as giving some ideas for further activities to get the most out of the performance.
See our resource pack

Want us to visit your school?

We can also provide more bespoke workshops, masterclasses or coaching opportunities suited to your school setting.

Contact our friendly Learning and Participation team to find out more: