BCMG are delighted to be working with the RSA on an exciting project during the 2017-18 academic year with all 7 RSA Academies in the West Midlands. The overall aim of the project is to bring together the Academies through the creation and performance of a new song cycle celebrating the schools common mission and values.

Composer Michael Betteridge has composed the new song cycle, Do You See? Do You Hear? with the participation of young people, parents, teachers, governors and Senior Leadership Teams from all 7 schools, through a series of creative workshops. In addition the young people have also had the opportunity to compose their own songs for professional singers.

The schools involved are:

Abbeywood First School, Redditch – here is a short clip of one of their workshops
Church Hill Middle School, Redditch
Ipsley CE RSA Academy, Redditch
Arrow Vale RSA Academy, Redditch
Whitley RSA Academy, Coventry
Holyhead School, Birmingham
RSA Academy, Tipton

The final 40 minute piece will be performed by young people from all the schools on Monday 25 June at RSA Academy, Tipton, Tuesday 26 June at St Stephen’s Church, Redditch and on Tuesday 10 July at CBSO Centre. For more information about these performances or any other aspect of the project, please email Naomi Wellings, Learning Co-ordinator.