Ruth Atkinson, lecturer in Primary Education, is working with the Plymouth Music Education Hub, Wren Music and local special schools on a new research project set to start in September 2021.
Plymouth Music Education Hub have secured the funding from the Paul Hamlyn foundation. This will enable musicians from Wren to lead a series of music sessions in each of the seven participating schools.
The project has a dual focus: to investigate the impact of music on pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities, and to investigate the impact of a musician-led intervention strategy on staff in the participating schools. Ruth will lead the evaluation of this second aspect.
Wren’s music projects are scheduled to take place in the autumn term of 2021 and the spring term of 2022.