St Hugh's Catholic Primary School

0161 962 1852

Park Road, Timperley, Cheshire, WA15 6TQ

sthugh's.admin@trafford.gov.uk

‘St Hugh’s is an outstanding Catholic school where members of the school and parish community ensure all receive a warm welcome.’ Denominational Inspection Report March 2019

 

Music

 

 

KS2 School Choir

The choir is open to all KS2 children and meets every Friday at 12.30pm. The choir performs at events throughout the year including their annual charity Christmas Carol Concert at Church.

See Mrs J. Pearson for further information.

 

 

 

Peripatetic Music Lessons

 

St Hugh’s are proud to have the long-standing tradition of a large uptake of peripatetic instrumental lessons with Trafford Music Service.  These are arranged directly through the music service (please contact Trafford Music Services. www.trafford.gov.uk/musicservice). Currently we have children learning the guitar, flute, toot, violin, viola, cello and recorder.  Lessons can be in small groups or individual – arranged with the service.  In the summer term we like to put on a performance assembly to showcase the learning that has gone on through the year.

 

Wider Opportunities – Whole class instrumental lessons

This year we are pleased to be able to once more offer whole class instrumental lessons, taught by a Trafford Music Service teacher. The current Year 4 classes are learning to play the ukulele on a 10 week programme, culminating in a concert in school.

We have had a long tradition of offering this kind of opportunity to our children once during their time in the juniors.  Instrumental lessons bring a wealth of learning experience to children, and there is interesting research looking into the effects learning to play an instrument has on other developing skills such as social, emotional, visual memory, literacy skills as well as the overall positive effects on wellbeing and mental health.

Watch this space for photos of the Year 4s progress.

Interesting articles on music and its benefits:

http://theconversation.com/how-music-benefits-children-69682

https://www.parents.com/kids/development/intellectual/6-benefits-of-music-lessons/

 

In the News – St Hugh’s Choir perform at the Garrick Theatre in Altrincham

 

At the end of January the choir were very proud to take part in a gala performance at the Garrick Theatre in Altrincham as guests of celebrated Tenor, Martin Toal.

The choir performed three songs on their own through the evening: arrangements of Sing (the commonwealth song written by Gary Barlow), True Colours and the ever popular A Million Dreams, from The Greatest Showman. 

The 57 strong choir worked tirelessly every lunchtime in January to rehearse for the performance.  The evening itself was a triumph, with excellent reviews of their singing, and we all enjoyed joining in with Martin Toal in some of his performances (Swing Low Sweet Chariot, We are the Champions) and especially in the flag waving, crowd-pleasing gala finale of Rule Britannia and Jerusalem.

An evening to always remember!