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Music Matters

17 Oct 2023
Design, Construction & Delivery Stage

Music Matters in Education
Claire Mantle, Education Director, ADP & David Green, Head Teacher, CBSO School

This presentation is to highlight the importance of forward thinking in music education and pushing the agenda on repurpose of an buildings for Education.

This is demonstrated through collaborative approach between Education, Music, Contractor and Design resulting in the DfE funded CBSO school.

CBSO school - a collaborative approach to education with Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO). The first state funded music school in the country. The school will be the first in Britain to be established in collaboration with a world class orchestra and will make a unique approach to music education available to young people in the region.. Every child will be given the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, and to participate in choirs and ensembles as well as regularly attending CBSO concerts at Symphony Hall.

CBSO School is a repurpose of an existing office block built 10 years ago, the presentation shows innovation in transforming workspace into education.

Ian Caldwell, Strategic Facilities Adviser - Kings College London
Claire Mantle, Education director - ADP Architects
David Green, Head Teacher - CBSO School



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