In Harmony Liverpool. BASELINE REPORT: Everton Nursery School and Family Centre

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Burns S

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Liverpool Philharmonic

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In Harmony Liverpool is inspired by Venezuela’s El Sistema and uses orchestral music-making to improve the health, education and aspirations of children and young people in Everton, Liverpool. In Harmony Liverpool began in 2009 in Faith Primary School where an immersive programme of music education was embedded in the school curriculum.

Everton Nursery School and Family Centre joined In Harmony Liverpool in 2015, as part of the first major expansion of In Harmony Liverpool. The Everton Nursery programme (2015-16) is supported through funding from the National Foundation for Youth Music. This new partnership enables more than 200 children under 5-years-old and their families in Everton to take part in music-making for up to two hours every week, led by Liverpool Philharmonic’s In Harmony team, Everton Nursery School teachers and musicians from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

The purpose of this report is to establish a baseline against which the progress towards the attainment of outcomes and outputs of In Harmony within Everton Nursery School can be assessed as the programme of work develops.

In Harmony Liverpool has been independently evaluated since 2009. The evaluation team have worked with the In Harmony project team, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic staff and school staff to implement a longitudinal approach to data gathering and impact assessment that has resulted in annual interim reports, of which this report is one. The evaluation of In Harmony Liverpool uses a wide range of indicators at four levels:the Children; the School; the Community, the Partners.
This Repository includes further information on In Harmony Liverpool, including:
Burns, S. (2019). In Harmony Liverpool: 2009-2019 Reflections on 10 Years of Learning. Liverpool: Liverpool Philharmonic.

Evidence Type: Longitudinal Study

Main Focus: Wellbeing / Quality of life

Research Purpose: Outcome Evaluation

Context: Education

Participant Group: Children (0-15)

Art Forms: Music

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

Burns S. (2015). In Harmony Liverpool. BASELINE REPORT: Everton Nursery School and Family Centre. Liverpool: Liverpool Philharmonic.