Scottish Primary School Glee Challenge Workshops

by The Frisson Foundation in Glenrothes, Scotland, United Kingdom

We did it
On 31st January 2020 we successfully raised £280 with 13 supporters in 56 days

Our Glee Challenge will in 2020 bring a range of benefits to 7000 children. Our aim is to support all our children by holding 200 workshops.

by The Frisson Foundation in Glenrothes, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Scottish Primary Schools Glee Challenge  #ThisisGlee

Our Glee Challenge is designed to provide and widen opportunities for children and young people by providing a flexible, child centred, accessible song and dance initiative which can help support the needs of children, the school community and the wider curriculum. We strongly believe in creating equality of opportunity so participation in the Challenge is free as are the workshops designed to support it. Without any funding we have established the Challenge as one of the largest music initiatives in Scotland.

We are different from other singing initiatives not only because we bring song, dance and performance together but we focus on music of the moment, music that young people identify with and that relates to their lives. Our Challenge has been built from the ground up and schools return year on year because it is dynamic, accessible and overall a massive amount of fun. It releases, encourages and develops creativity allowing children freedom to experiment and play with ideas, developing new solutions and options. 

The Workshops

Over the years we have found that the children and the schools need support in order to maximise the benefits that Glee provides. One way of doing this is through workshops where our tutors work with each Glee choir for 1 hour - last year we ran 170 workshops. This year our intention is to run 200 workshops so we need help to put tutors on the ground to do this.

The tutors help participating schools achieve the benefits the schools themselves report namely improved  health and well-being, attendance, behaviour, achievement as well as improved confidence and interpersonal development. Glee also gives schools unique opportunities in supporting children to engage across the four contexts for learning within the Curriculum for Excellence – Life and Work of the School, Personal Achievement, Discreet Teaching and Interdisciplinary Learning. 

The Challenge represents a series of challenges for the school and children from forming the choir, maintaining and motivating the Glee choir, developing the skills in the choir, rehearsing, preparation and performance. While for the children there are a range of challenges from joining, committing to practice, learning new skills, persevering through to performing. Our workshops can and do make a difference and help provide a basis for the development of these skills .

The Benefits of Glee

All the evidence indicates that music, song and dance, does make a positive difference to schools and the Glee Challenge provides a safe, accessible, cost effective and sustainable approach to realising some of these benefits. Our Challenge does make a difference so your pledge will help us deliver these workshops the cost equates to £1/child so we do our best to keep our costs as low as possible. If we are lucky enough to raise additional funds they too will help fund developments such as the development of a festival based programme for the final and a transport hardship fund for schools.

All children deserve equal opportunity to the performing arts and our Glee Challenge provides an amazing learning experience and unique access to the performing arts. Your pledge will help us consolidate and grow even further. Thank you.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£18 or more

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DVD National Final Dundee LIMITED AVAILABILITY

Now Available. While all the finals have been available free to download on the internet we have had some requests for a hard copy DVD. For a variety of reasons, cost and copyright, we've been unable to release a hard copy of any of the finals. This year we've managed to get a limited manufacture license to produce some copies and agreement that we could give these in return for a donation. The DVD provides footage of June's final and all 9 choi

£5 or more

0 of 200 claimed

Thank You - either wristband, pen or trolley token

You will receive a letter of thanks and one of the following: a wristband, pen or trolley token and a letter of thanks.

£12 or more

0 of 90 claimed

Bag (black) with logo

As well as a letter of thanks you will receive a recyclable non-woven polypropylene bag with the Glee Challenge logo on it. The bag is '' 380mm x 420mm x 3mm''

£14 or more

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Travel Coffee Mug

You will receive an americano coffee mug, 350ml, double wall insulated, (bpa free), with lid and sleeve with our logo on it. These are quite desired among our crew and do look rather smart. Postage included. And of course you will receive a letter of thanks.

£25 or more

1 of 26 claimed

Goody Bag

A goody bag consisting of the bag with logo, the travel mug, pen, trolley token and wristband. Youw ill receive a letter of thanks and a mention in our finals programme.

£100 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Royal Box Fife Final NOT YET AVAILABLE

Access to the Royal Box on the night of the Fife Final in the Alhambra Theatre. This will include a pre-drink before the event and drinks and nibbles at the break. The Royal Box holds four people and gives unprecedented views of the stage and the auditorium.

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