At Maple Ridge we work closely with Hampshire Music Service to provide an enriching musical experience for all as we believe this is vitally important to children’s learning and development.
We have weekly singing assemblies, run a music club, and have class lessons with a specialist music teacher, exploring a range of musical instruments from Samba drums to Ukuleles. We hold a Christmas performance in school, take part in a Christmas Celebration at Winchester Cathedral and perform at Fernham Hall each year. We have regular visits from professional musicians including an Afro Samba Band, listening to and joining in with fabulous music from other cultures, we take time in lessons to use music to stimulate and enhance our learning and study music and sound within our curriculum each year as a topic focus.
All of this led to us winning second place in the special school category in the Chairman’s Music Awards in 2018.
We hope that we continue to grow the exciting musical experiences our children take part in over the years to come.