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English Folk Dance and Song Society project nominated for Education Award

The Full English Learning Programme in schools, hosted by the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) has been short-listed for the Best Musical Initiative Award at the 2015 Music Teacher Awards for Excellence.

This exciting programme offered 19 schools across England the chance to take part in creative projects inspired by The Full English digital archive that EFDSS launched in 2013. Each project was based around music, dance, song, drama, story telling and other folk arts inspired by their local regions and was also designed to link with relevant curriculum objectives.

As part of the legacy of The Full English learning programme, the below are now freely available via the EFDSS website:

  • Online Resource Bank – contains a growing number of learning resources created through The Full English learning programme for use in schools and informal learning settings.
  • Case study booklet – written by Dr Alison Daubney featuring key outcomes of learning from all the schools’ projects. The aim for this booklet is to encourage other schools and cultural or heritage organisations to realise the potential of working with folk arts and it’s already attracting positive attention! 
  • Film clips – from the schools’ performances at the showcase conference are now online. They will shortly be joined by a series of short films documenting various aspects of The Full English project and learning programme.

The winner will be announced at a gala ceremony in March, presented by Classic FM’s Margherita Taylor. Sound Connections would like to congratulate EFDSS on this prestigious nomination and the hard work that has gone into this exciting project.


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