Inspiring children to be
happy and confident
through music …
Inspiring children to be
happy and confident
through music …

Extraordinary!

Extraordinary! celebrates children’s uniqueness, one of their greatest strengths.  It is a 20 minute song cycle written by the writers of Stardust, Jools Scott and Sue Curtis, and forms a school project to help children to understand their individuality and potential to achieve great things.

Photos by Martin Tompkins  

Video clips by SunflowerBath.com

Project Delivery: Magical Hats

Hats form the connecting link within the song cycle allowing the children to express their uniqueness through magical hats and giving them a familiar and exciting metaphor.   

The project is for children in years 2-5 . Up to 250 children from 3-7 schools and children’s organisations take part in the project, each receiving up to 10 x 1-hour weekly workshops.  During each workshop, we teach the children the songs as they form their own choir as well as take part in fun activities. All the songs are created to have movement. They are clear and simple songs in a variety of dance and musical styles that are catchy and fun to sing and move to, but also inspirational.

At the end of the project, the children all come together for a celebratory performance of Extraordinary! with professional band.  The performance is an opportunity to shine a light on the uniqueness of children.

Extraordinary! Wiltshire 2023 (project 2)

 250 children took to the stage and performed to sell out audience on two nights including special guests Lady Lansdowne and the High Sheriff of Wiltshire.

 

Extraordinary! Bath 2023

On 29th and 20th June, 250 children came together for the premiere of Extraordinary! in Bath Abbey. Conducted by George Bevan and accompanied by professional musicians, the children put on a fantastic performance to a full abbey. 

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.” 

Robert Drewett DL, The High Sheriff of Somerset

I just wanted to pass on a big thank you to everyone involved with Voices for Life the children at St Andrew’s had such an amazing time last week. 

The children are desperate to sing one of their songs for the Leavers assembly the last week of term.  

Class Teacher

To find out more please email contact@voicesforlife.org.uk.