Boogie Mites Portsmouth traditionally deliver high quality interactive educational music sessions that advance learning, language and literacy skills in the under 5s. These groups, through the use of music, promote mental well-being, encourage reuse and recycle, decrease social isolation – joining diverse groups, through a shared experience and encourage active participation. We use original and traditional music with the Boogie Mites take, hand made instruments made from recycled materials, props and fun topics.
A year ago Boogie Mites Portsmouth increased the impact of the joy of our music by creating an Intergenerational Music groups that could be enjoyed by younger generations and older people together. Through these sessions we have been able to impact reduce social isolation and increase community togetherness. Our shared music sessions for the under 5s, their parent’s, carers, practitioners and the over 65s have proved popular. Working alongside Age UK Portsmouth and other care providers in the area we have been able to deliver enjoyable, beneficial sessions. We'd now like to extend the scope of our music offering further sessions Care Home, Early Years Setting and Parents.
We would now like to increase the music that we can offer by employing, training and resourcing new teachers. Although our costs are relatively low, as a small business, the cost of a new teacher has a great impact. Each teacher costs over £1000 to train, kit out and support. We would like to be able to set up 3 more teachers. Although as s a small business we have been able to raise the funds to finance, train and equip one teacher at £1000+ a teacher we are currently unable to train the further teachers needed for the interest we have raised without raising our fees. We'd love to be able to keep our fees low so that more Care Homes and Nurseries can access our music.
Why Support Us ?
Our Intergenerational Music Groups make a real impact on the children and adults who take part.
Boogiemites is fabulous, what a lovely group of babies and Mum’s ????
Our residents thoroughly enjoy seeing the babies and joining in with the music.
Thank you for choosing Kinross to visit Kate Green Manager [Kinross Care]
Every penny raised will go towards funding and training new teachers, enabling us to continue and increase our very special groups enabling them to grow.
Long Term Goals
To be able to offer all the Care Homes and Early Year Settings in the Portsmouth and surrounding areas Boogie Mites Intergenerational Music Sessions.
Showcase on 26th November
The opportunity to see one of our Boogie Mites Intergenerational Music Sessions in action.
Our showcase enables our pledges to spend a relaxed afternoon whilst the residents of Hartford Court enjoy their Intergenerational Music session with the nursery. We will be joining them for a Boogie Mites session, alongside the opportunity to find out more about how are sessions work, meet the supporters of our sessions, ask questions, as well as register your setting / home for Boogie Mites Intergenerational Music Groups.
There will also be the chance to meet with Harriet, the founder of Boogie Mites. Pledges can also be part of the Showcase experience promoting their product or advertising in the brochure which will be distributed to places of interest.
If you are interested in being involved application packs will also be available for prospective volunteers and teachers.
Hartford Court representative will be on hand to talk about their lovely Care Home and all the opportunities that are available to their residents as well as the opportunity to sign up for Dementia Friends.
Nibbles and refreshment will be available.