Feedback from ‘Start With Singing’ pilot

An initial pilot for the Earthsong Programme called Start With Singing ran in 2018 at Minerva Primary Academy in Bristol and the results demonstrated a rise in participating students overall attainment across core subjects at Key Stage 1, with up to a 26 per cent increase in pupil’s performance in STEM activities, including reading, writing and maths. The pilot also showed an increase in personal enjoyment, confidence as well as other social and cultural benefits.

Here are Minerva Headteacher Pete Hallam and music coordinator Rich Lawton giving their take on the project.