Building on the success of BBC Music’s Ten Pieces which has already engaged more than half of UK primary schools, the BBC is extending the ground-breaking music education initiative to secondary schools. The aim is to open up the world of classical music to children aged 11 and above, inspiring them to respond creatively to the repertoire.
The new Ten Pieces Secondary film will be shown in cinemas across the UK from 5th October. There are still seats available so book free tickets for your school asap to avoid disappointment.
The film stars the BBC Philharmonic playing side-by-side with members of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, and soloists Nicola Benedetti, Alison Balsom, and DJ Mr Switch. It showcases the ten pieces of music that are the basis of the project – representing a wide range of styles and eras relevant to the secondary music curriculum.
Each piece is introduced by celebrities, including: Radio 1 DJ Clara Amfo, actor Christopher Eccleston, rapper and comedian Doc Brown, singer Pixie Lott, ex-footballer and TV pundit Dion Dublin, poet and broadcaster Lemn Sissay, star of “Wolfblood” Bobby Lockwood, comedian Vikki Stone and TV presenters James May, Naomi Wilkinson and Molly Rainford.
Explore the website www.bbc.co.uk/tenpieces, watch the film trailer and discover the free KS3/Level 3 teaching resources ranging from lesson plans to inspirational masterclass films. The project also provides an excellent transition opportunity from primary to secondary.
Ten Pieces is the biggest commitment the BBC has ever made to music education in this country. Watch this short film to see the impact the project has had already. With your support we hope Ten Pieces will now excite and inspire secondary school children to get creative with classical music.