Our flexible cross-curricular resource uses music and media to bring learning to life in the classroom and beyond immediately engaging all pupils.
An inclusive resource that supports the needs of all pupils, Pop4Schools also provides all young people with opportunities to participate in a wide variety of creative and challenging tasks.
“Creating a song, a video, designing posters and artwork — the possibilities are endless.”
Photo courtesy of Michael Charnley © 2012
Mathematics, Literacy, Science, E-Safety, Art & Design, History, Geography, ICT, PSHCE and Music!
Compliant with the National Plan for Music Education, Ofsted’s music report ‘Music in Schools: wider still, and wider’ and ‘The Henley review of Cultural Education’.
“If you don’t know how to read or write,
you can’t write songs.”
More than 50 engaging lesson ideas written by teachers for teachers making learning relevant in today’s world.
More than 70 tailor-made educational films about all aspects of the music industry to inform and motivate a new generation through learning.
Extensive media resources to inspire; including sample artwork, recording apps and how to publish your own songs online or on CD.
“It was wonderful to hear my daughter come back from school and be as enthusiastic about a lesson as she was when her music teacher introduced Pop4Schools to them. She loves her music and English language so to have fun whilst combining both subjects and to ignite the spark of creativity and enthusiasm is priceless. It amused me that she presented her piece using a waste bin to beat out the rhythm. An easy instrument to practice with at home!”
“I found that by taking part in Pop4Schools that it made lessons fun and exciting because it was different to our usual music lessons and let us create and explore some of our own abilities and talents. We were given a set of lyrics that we had to transform and entwine into our own song that we composed, wrote and then played music on many instruments we wouldn’t usually pick up. This helped us to develop new skills. The best pieces of the year group were then picked out, edited into a remix and played in assembly. This was a bit embarrassing but at the same time made us really proud of what we’d managed to create”
“Pop4Schools is a well grounded, high calibre, cross curricular resource for primary and secondary schools. Using pop music to effectively engage pupils in creative learning.”
“With younger learners, it makes sense to promote a wide range of musical genres so that they can develop an appreciation of all music. As well as fostering a love of 20th and 21st Century Popular Music, Pop4Schools can also help pupils to access other subject areas of the primary curriculum and link great music to aspects of their lives — in and out of school — making learning real and relevant.”
“The best thing about Pop4Schools is its relevance. It allows all aspects of multimedia to be used; creating a song, a video, designing posters and artwork for their song — the possibilities are endless and the resource is so flexible to adapt to most age groups and levels of capability.”
“… At last an inspiring resource that helps us teach CfE!”
“There’s no other resource quite like Pop4Schools — it explains record company roles in a way that young people can understand, and in an easily accessible format.”
“These are exciting times for music in schools and there are many opportunities for young people. Pop4Schools is definitely a resource that teachers should look at as it could be right for your school.”