Since the charity’s launch in 2021:
2000 children reached from 26 schools.
350 workshops delivered.
The children have performed to 2000 people.
Over 70% of the children have shown improvement in performing in front of others and musical interest and skill.
80% of the children showed an increase in confidence.
Robert Drewett DL, The High Sheriff of Somerset, June 2023
Extraordinary! so well sums up the experience on Friday evening. Yet another magical performance from all of the children that you had recruited from around the Bath area! As with Stardust the level of confidence that had been achieved by the children was truly impressive and it brought home the breadth of experience and expertise in your team at Voices for Life. I remain very much in awe of all that you have achieved in such a short period of time and look forward to following the progress of the charity.
Who we supported in our 2023 Extraordinary! Project
30% of the children in our Bath Community Children’s Choir are from ethnic minorities.
50% of the children taking part in our project received pupil premium or have SENDs.
20% of the participating project children were from ethnic minorities (cf. Bath resident average of 8%).
59% of the children from one participating school were learning English as an additional language (EAL).
Jo Bird, Deputy Head, Combe Down Primary School
We get to see the impact of the project within the classroom setting –we have seen some of the children now wanting to learn, having the confidence to audition for parts in a play or just putting up their hands during a lesson.
Girl, age 8 (SEND), St Michael’s Church Primary School.
I love Stardust because it is a way to help me to get what I want to do in my future. My favourite song is crabs. I love how it is so energetic and how exciting it is. It helps me with my feelings. I get angry sometimes and get upset by little things. I am trying to learn to control my emotions. Visiting the feeling planets helps me to understand it’s ok to feel those emotions.