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Creative Classroom

The Creative Classroom CPD Day

Monday 25 February 2019 9:00am – 3:30pm

The Holt School, Holt Lane, Wokingham, RG41 1EE

Cost: FREE to Wokingham Federation schools, £25 to Berkshire Music Hub schools, £50 to other schools

Course Leaders: Luke Crookes, Christopher Hann, Wendy Harvey, Anna Lang

The Berkshire Music Hub, on behalf of the Wokingham Federation of Schools, is pleased to present an exciting and motivational music course for secondary music specialists and any colleagues working within and supporting the music classroom at KS3, 4 and 5 levels.

The course provides a unique opportunity to work with professional musicians and experienced workshop leaders to explore diverse and creative ways to motivate pupils in the classroom. Areas of focus have been selected following requests and suggestions from members of the teaching community in Berkshire.

The course is designed for secondary school music specialists and colleagues working within the KS3, 4 and 5 music sectors. Anyone teaching music or supporting music in the secondary classroom will find plenty to stimulate them on this course.

For further advice about whether you could benefit or for any other queries, please email

All materials and resources will be provided but you should bring your own preferred instrument and, if you have one, an iPad with GarageBand app. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.



Introductory performance to open the day
by The Hawthorns Primary School Choir led by Mel Hopkin

09.30 - 11.00

Kick Start Your Choir
Led by Christopher Hann, Artistic Director of Berkshire County Youth Choirs.
Chris will lead delegates through a number of ideas to enthuse and engage young singers transitioning from KS2 to KS3, focusing on repertoire and routes into part-singing, vocal warm ups and motivating boys (particularly those with changing voices).

11.00 - 11.30

Coffee / Refreshments

11.30 - 12.30

Scaffolding Year 10 Composition
Led by Anna Lang and Wendy Harvey, Senior Leaders with the Berkshire Music Hub
Anna and Wendy will explore the steps and techniques needed to help pupils move from the safety of KS3 group work to become confident, independent composers and prepare them for composing as individuals at GCSE.

12.30 - 13.15


13.30 - 15.30

The Creative Classroom – experiments in exploring ideas to create music with professional creative workshop leader, Luke Crookes.
Luke will lead an aural, hands-on, practical approach to teaching composition at KS3 and 4, helping pupils to explore and respond musically and creatively to a range of stimuli. He will guide delegates through the process of developing initial ideas imaginatively and empowering pupils through developing open mindsets, helping teachers become more confident at guiding pupils through the independent creative process (ready to respond musically to future composition briefs where relevant).


End of Course


The standard price of this course is £50 per day, discounted as follows:

  • Schools which are part of the Wokingham Federation (subsidised by Wokingham Borough Council) FREE
  • Berkshire Music Hub schools (those not in Wokingham Federation but in Bracknell Forest, Reading, RB of Windsor and Maidenhead, West Berkshire and Wokingham Unitary Authorities) £25
  • Other schools  £50

All prices are per delegate and include lunch, refreshments and course materials.


Places are limited to 30 attendees, allocated on a first come/first served basis. Apply early to ensure that you don’t miss out!

Click here for a map to the location of The Holt School, RG41 1EE



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Wokingham Borough Council


Workshop Leaders


Luke Crookes
Luke Crookes


Christopher Hann
Christopher Hann


Wendy Harvey
Wendy Harvey


Anna Lang
Anna Lang


To read more about our workshop leaders please see our brochure


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