Partnership programme


Music Share

Contact person:
Cathy Lamb
Community, Instrumental, MEH, Singing, Sport, Subject based

On the music front, Music Share is officially part of The Music Partnership (formerly the North-West Midlands Music Education Hub) and works with nursery, primary, secondary and special schools to encourage children to sing.

Getting the audience going!

It is a partnership between Lichfield Cathedral School and Lichfield Cathedral.  Since it began in 2003, well over 15,000 school children have benefitted from this programme of workshops, core projects and concerts.  The programme continues to be supported by Arts’ Council Funding via The Music Partnership (Staffordshire, Stoke and Telford & Wrekin music services).   The programme has become part of the Sandwell Music Education Hub recently which at the moment involves a small amount of CPD teacher support.

Cathy Lamb and her team were proud recipients of the TES Award for Independent-State School Partnership in 2019. They run four choirs from Mini Voices (0-5 + carers), Young Voices (6-11), Youth Voices (12-18) who have recently taken part in Garbrieli Roar’s Re-Creation Project, and Ladies who Lark (18+). School engagement is building back up post-COVID with a team of 5 animateurs, a trainee animateur, lots of volunteers and a Young Singing Leaders programme.

On the sports front, Lichfield Cathedral School has a very successful partnership with the Tim Henman Foundation, a primary school tennis programme.  This is in its third year and has already reached over 1800 local primary school pupils. This offers a free six week tennis coaching programme which means teachers benefit from expert professional development and teaching resources. This can lead to further free training on the nationally recognised teacher tennis training course with £500 of tennis equipment on completion! Want to know more? Then contact Matt Turner

There is lots happening on the science front as well! Pre pandemic LCS was part of the Becslink STEM programme and is currently bidding for funding for its own ‘Scientist for a Day programme’. A pilot with a local primary school of ‘Be a Rocket Scientist for the Day’ was very successful so they hope to find funding for 3 days a year, working in partnership with Erasmus Darwin House and Lichfield Science and Engineering Society and hosting up to 80 pupils a time. This is organised by Melissa Gardner





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