BBC launches Bring the Noise educational campaign11:07, 12th September 2019
The BBC has today launched a new educational campaign, Bring the Noise, aiming to help primary school teachers and parents inspire children to become musicians.
Working in partnership with music industry and education organisations including the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) and Youth Music, the year-long campaign from BBC Education is aimed at students aged four to seven and will see musicians and artists come together as ambassadors, offering their talents through writing and performing original songs. Official Bring the Noise ambassadors already signed up include YolanDa Brown, Dame Evelyn Glennie, Nile Rodgers and Jess Gillam.
‘I am pleased to be an ambassador of the Bring the Noise campaign, introducing children all around the country to music, music making and the endless joy that comes with it,’ comments YolanDa Brown. Today (12 September 2019) she will join the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra for a special live concert, ‘YolanDa Brown’s Bring the Noise Adventure’, which will be available to watch live via the Bring the Noise website on BBC Teach from 1.45pm and available on BBC iPlayer shortly after.
Bring the Noise content, now available on the BBC Teach website, is designed to support primary school teachers in teaching music more confidently in the classroom as well as encouraging music-making at home. Teachers and parents can take advantage of a range of free educational resources and learning materials, including a new digital interactive tool, Bring the Noise: Play It!, and a variety of Teacher Support Films including bespoke content for teachers and parents engaging Special Educational Needs and Disability children.
Alice Webb, director of BBC Children’s and Education, says: ‘We’re really excited to launch Bring the Noise and help children across the UK take their first musical steps. With the help of some of the biggest names in music, our partners, school teachers and parents, we’ll get young feet tapping across the country and build a love of music from early years.’