Groove Generation

DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS, THIS IS NOT CURRENTLY TAKING PLACE BUT IS PLANNED TO RESTART ONCE THESE RESTRICTIONS ARE LIFTED.

What is the Groove Generation Project?
The Groove Generation Project is a cluster initiative, set up with 7 schools in the Guiseley area including Tranmere Park Primary School, Guiseley Infants, Queensway Primary, Rawdon St Peter’s, Yeadon Westfield Juniors, Yeadon Westfield Infants, and St Peter and Paul’s Primary Schools. We work together to provide after school music provision; by pooling resources and applying collectively for funding we can create better musical opportunities for children. The hubs (where the sessions are held) are Tranmere Park, Queensway and Yeadon Westfield Juniors. We are funded by Leeds Music Education Partnership and participating schools.

Our aim:
To bring rich inclusive musical opportunities to primary school children in the cluster, increasing engagement in school, training young music leaders to cascade music & music tech skills, and bring children together from schools in the district to make and perform music together.

What musical opportunities do we provide?
Learning percussion, composition, improvisation and music tech skills (Garageband on iPads) performance and access to a wide range of music specialists. At the end of each half term there is either a guest music practitioner, for example samba or bamboo tamboo, or a performance.

Who is it for?
It’s accessible to all children, including those who don’t have access to music lessons. The only criteria is that they love music and want to work together with other children to make music. For children who do have music lessons, it’s great opportunity to apply what they have learnt (they can bring their instruments along) whilst playing as part of an ensemble.

Project videos:

Made in Leeds TV feature

Contact details:
Mrs Holland Tranmere Park 01943 875050