BE KIDS IN AUSTRALIA PROJECT : ‘DON’T STOP THE MUSIC‘
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
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. The cost of the venue hire was met by Be Kids Australia.
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.
Be Kids Australia kept up with the costs of keeping the music teachers on at Challis after the television production ended and we were successful in assisting in obtaining a major sponsor by way of the Crown Casino to take over.