Conference organisers hope to hit the right note with delegates after waiving ticket costs.
Primary school teachers are being urged to snap up free tickets to the CreatEd conference that takes place at Bradford College’s Advanced Technology Centre on October 31.
The conference aims to promote the importance of music and art in primary schools.
It is intended to raise awareness of opportunities offered by the arts and is aimed at current and trainee primary teachers. Delegates will also explore the spiritual, moral, social and citizenship benefits of pursuing the arts.
The keynote speaker will be Damien O’Keeffe, who is head of school at the Northern School of Creative Industries. He will discuss the positive impact of the arts on pupils’ wellbeing, confidence and employability.
Headteacher Sally Hey, from Foxhill Primary School in Bradford, will tell delegates why her school places great emphasis on music
and explain the Kodaly Music method they have adopted to teach it.
Peter O’Hare from Bradford College’s McMillan Faculty of Education will speak about the virtues of singing in schools and arts organisation Cape UK will advise on initiatives for schools including Arts Awards and Artsmark.
Bradford Museums and Galleries will discuss their links with schools and Kala Sangam, the Bradford-based south Asian arts and culture organisation, will speak about how they and other external groups can support teachers and schools.
There will also be a range of practical workshops designed to help delegates deliver creative arts in the classroom while a number of performances will take place during the day including from music students from the Northern School of Creative Industries.
For more details or to book a place on the Primary Education Creative Arts Conference, contact Helen Sims on firstname.lastname@example.org or go to goo.gl/FI8nKo.