UK Music and IPO lead music experience day for primary school pupils

We headed to Usk Church in Wales Primary School to meet year six students

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18/07/18: UK Music joined the IPO at Usk Church in Wales Primary School to run a music experience day for year 6 pupils on Tuesday.

Group photo with year 6 pupils holding UK Music Careers Packs

The visit was arranged as a prize for pupil Katie’s winning poster entry for the IPO's Nancy and the Meerkats campaign, which aims to teach children about copyright.

UK Music’s Director of Education & Skills Oliver Morris was joined by the IPO’s Campaigns & Education Manager Mark Skeggs, the MPA’s PMLL General Manager Viki Smith, artist HANA2K and musician James Minas, Producer Llion Robertson, Sound Engineer Olivia Thomas and Spike Griffiths – who runs the Forte Project to develop young artists in South Wales.

The afternoon started with the winner Katie being presented by prizes from the IPO, following this the guests discussed their different roles in music and their career paths.

Competition winner Katie (centre) discusses her song with HANA2K and friend during songwriting workshop

HANA2K then performed two songs for the pupils, with James Minas. After the performance, the pair led songwriting workshops and Llion Robertson led production and recording workshops.

The day ended with pupils performing and sharing what they had created.

L-R: Spike Griffiths, James Minas, HANA2K, Oliver Morris, Olivia Thomas, Mark Skeggs, Viki Smith and Llion Robertson

Llion Robertson leading production and recording workshop

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