At Jessop Primary School, we believe Creative Arts are an important part of a child's learning and development, helping them to grow in confidence and develop their creativity.
All pupils at Jessop have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument of their choice. We actively encourage this and the majority of our pupils have successfully learnt to play the violin.
The school’s involvement with the London Music Masters Partnership provides pupils with exceptional opportunities to learn to play a musical instrument and perform in concerts. Ofsted, 2012.
Jessop is part of the London Music Masters' Bridge Project. Through the project, all pupils at Jessop receive one year of musicianship training and two years of violin tuition within their school curriculum. In the fourth year, children who are showing promise and a strong ‘connection' with the instrument continue along a more individual path of violin tuition, whilst others are supported in the pursuit of other musical opportunities developed by the Bridge Project and local music services. For more information on the work of the Music Masters, please visit the website; www.londonmusicmasters.org/.
The soundtrack of Jessop
Bright Sparks at Jessop
In May, Jessop pupils performed a new musical masterpiece by composer, David Bruce, at the Royal Festival Hall as part of the London Philharmonic Orchestra ‘Bright Sparks’ Concert. The concert, part of the Year 2 London Music Masters Bridge Project, explored how harmonies, texture and melody are used to support storytelling and create landscapes, scenes and characters.
Violinists in our Year 2 Kangaroo and Koala classes performed alongside 50 other schools in the borough wide concert which showcased the best of musical talent across Lambeth schools. Pupils from Jessop were a credit to the school and performed on the prestigious stage with confidence and pride.
Rob Adediran, Director of London Music Masters Bridge Project, commented “Jessop pupils performed and behaved incredibly well, setting a brilliant example to the other children involved.”
The Big Three become One
The successful Federation Music Festival, aptly named ‘The Big One’, proved to be a testament to our flourishing federation with Stockwell and Glenbrook Primary Schools. This was an opportunity to bring together all our talented musicians from across the three schools and put on an exhilarating performance for friends, family and VIP guests.
A big thank you to Malcolm Lane, our music tutor, who prepared our children so well, and also Stockwell for hosting the event. Well done to all pupils involved; it was wonderful to celebrate such an array of musical talent from across our federation of schools.
The Bridge Project provided by London Music Masters has had a huge impact in the lives of our children. It has helped to raise confidence, discipline, fine motor skills, self-esteem,not just in music but across all areas of the curriculum. Lilian Umekwe, Headteacher.