Alongside a range of programmes and opportunities for schools, we are developing strategic partnerships with target schools.
Collaborating on a deeper and longer-term basis to raise attainment and build progression routes.
The Thomas Tallis School partnership
In Autumn 2019, Trinity Laban began a 3 year formal partnership with Thomas Tallis School in Kidbrooke, Greenwich. The overarching aim of this partnership is to support one another to develop a rich and relevant performing arts education offer for young people and high quality professional development for staff and students across both institutions.
Across Autumn 2019, our Learning & Participation music team worked with Thomas Tallis School on the Symphony Unwrapped project.
Bringing together Year 9 music students and older adults from Trinity Laban’s Inspired not Tired programme, the group worked together to discuss and reflect on issues of place and identity in the compositions of Grace Williams and Elizabeth Maconchy. Led by Sarah Freestone and Natasha Lohan, the group listened to excerpts from Symphony No. 2 by Grace Williams and looked at the correspondence between both composers to get a sense of the inspiration behind their musical writing style and how this differed between the older and younger participants. This foundation was then used as a starting point to create their own pieces of music featured in this film, which was shown alongside Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra’s concert performance of the music at Blackheath Halls on 12 December 2019.
The project was supported by the Association of British Orchestra’s Sirens grant scheme and the Ambache Charitable Trust, who aim to support and raise the profile of music by women composers.
A Trinity Laban Learning & Participation Project