Eleanor Philpot

BBC Ten Pieces releases new resources for the disabled and special needs community

11:14, 4th December 2019

In celebration of the International Day of People with Disabilities, BBC ten pieces has released a selection of short videos and other resources to support students who are disabled or have additional needs.

Released as part of the 19/20 ‘Trailblazers’ repertoire – focusing on composers that paved the way for new musical possibilities, in turn redefining young people’s perceptions of what classical music is and can be – the new resources have been created with SEND education in mind, and include lesson plans and short films, among others.

Among the new videos are performances from Drake Music Scotland’s Digital Orchestra, who perform their own musical response to Delia Derbyshire’s Doctor Who theme, alongside members of the BBC Philharmonic, as well as a demonstrational video presented by Ade Adepitan, entitled Making Loud and Quiet Sounds, that explores the dynamics of Han Zimmerman’s ‘Earth’.

Zimmerman’s film Earth, released earlier this year as an introduction to the scheme, is also now available with sign language.

Presenter, Ade Adepitan said: ‘I’m so happy to be supporting BBC Ten Pieces in its mission to make music accessible to kids all across the UK. I’ve been working with Ten Pieces to create some exciting new films for children with disabilities and learning difficulties across the UK to get creative with classical music. You should give them a watch! It was really fascinating making these films and learning Makaton.’

To find out more, visit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ten-pieces/classical-music-young-people-with-special-educational-needs-and-disabilities/zbrkcqt

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