BE KIDS IN AUSTRALIA PROJECT : ‘DON’T STOP THE MUSIC‘
After many years working on children’s projects in Kenya, we have an opportunity to improve the lives and academic results of children in Australia.
MUSIC EDUCATION TRAINING
It is well known that our brains change when listening to music, but now, thanks to neuroscience, we know that our brains change massively in response to music education training.
WE NEED MORE MUSIC TEACHERS
Be Kids is helping children with no musical training to access music teachers. When the brain is trained for music it is also primed for language, maths and higher logic. Thus noticeable improvement in academic results follow music education training.
CHALLIS PRIMARY SCHOOL, ARMADALE
For over a year, Be Kids has been working hard to help Challis Primary School, Armadale, Western Australia, to improve the music education training opportunities for their students.
The children at Challis School, Armadale are the focus of a national documentary “Don’t Stop the Music”.
In the movie we see children go from never having seen a musical instrument, to playing in a concert at Perth Concert Hall May 2018, after just 9 months of classes.
GUY SEBASTIAN | JAMES MORRISON | HELPING THE KIDS
Superstar mentors Guy Sebastian and James Morrison, with the help of WAAPA and UWA Conservatorium of Music, The Salvation Army Brass, Musica Viva, Artemis Media and Be Kids, made the concert an outstanding success.
MUSIC EDUCATION TRAINING FOR ALL SCHOOLS
But we don’t want to ‘stop the music’ with only one school, we want to work together with partners in the community to bring Be Kids Music Box opportunities to local schools without music training programs.
KIDS ARE HAPPY AND EXCITED
The Challis Community Primary school teachers have noted improved attendance at school, enthusiasm to learn and a boost to the students’ self esteem. Early results from academic performance reviews are already impressive and the Challis school teachers are very excited to experience what is happening.
There is a new air of excitement, hope and expectation in the school and the community. We want this to continue.
NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR AUSTRALIAN KIDS
Now that we know that academic results no longer need to be determined by postcode, we understand that giving children access to music education training changes their life opportunities by changing their brains.
Be Kids expects that the movie will change the perception of teachers, the Australian Education Department and the community regarding school curriculums and the importance of including high quality music education.
DON’T STOP THE MUSIC !
Hopefully schools will change their emphasis to include music education training as a pathway to academic success.
The ABC television documentary ‘Don’t Stop The Music’ featuring Challis Primary School and their music star mentors, is a must-watch movie
See it on ABC and ABC iView
Episode 1 : 11th November 7.40pm