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CBeebies's Carrie Grant Visits Montpelier Primary School in Plymouth

PUBLISHED: 16:51 14 June 2010 | UPDATED: 17:19 20 February 2013

CBeebies’s Carrie Grant Visits Montpelier Primary School in Plymouth

CBeebies’s Carrie Grant Visits Montpelier Primary School in Plymouth

The Winners of Youth Music's Sound Learning Pack Competition hosted a workshop led by CBeebies and Fame Academy Star Carrie Grant, at Montpelier Primary School in Plymouth.

Last year, Youth Music published its Sound Learning Pack, a cross-curricular resource using music to help deliver diverse lesson activities to pupils aged 7 to 11, across ten subject areas including Music, English, Mathematics and Science.

Schools were invited to hold a musical event to celebrate Youth Musics 10th Birthday with the winning school hosting a workshop led by Carrie Grant (Fame Academy/Carrie & Davids Popshop). Montpelier Primary School, Plymouth pipped others to the post with their Montpelier Big Sing, celebrating the power of music to affect our mood and everyday lives for the better.

Carrie gave an inspired workshop based on the Alicia Keys/Jay Z anthem Empire State of Mind for the Montpelier Schools auditioned choir, which forms the gifted and talented provision of singers. Around 35 children in this group have reached the National Festival of Music for Youth at Symphony Hall, Birmingham on July 6th so they were able to reap the benefit of professional vocal coaching from Carrie before the big event. Carrie also took questions from pupils at assembly before asking the choir to perform their multi-harmonic rendition of Empire State of Mind (which they had learnt in just 25 minutes) to the rest of the school.

"It was definitely the highlight of their year!

Montpeliers music teacher, Jessica Rowe said "Carries workshop was a fantastic experience for all these kids. It was great to see them all so excited and engaged in the music. It was definitely the highlight of their year!

Developed with practising teachers, Youth Musics Sound Learning Pack is a cross-curricular resource providing a comprehensive set of tools to help deliver diverse lesson activities to pupils aged 7 to 11, across ten subject areas including Music, English, Mathematics and Science.

All activities are curriculum linked and have been designed to enhance the classroom experience through the three basic learning styles; visual, auditory, and kinesthetic. The aim of the resource is to use music to help pupils feel excited about their learning by adding an extra level of engagement and creating opportunities to find their strengths.

For further information or to order your FREE copy of Sound Learning, email


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