La Folia: The Magna Songs Project

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Boyce-Tillman J, Scott-Hall E, Taylor S, Walters D

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La Folia

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La Folia is a “music production company that brings together instrumentalists, singers, actors, dancers, visual professional artists and writers to create new music, original projects and ground-breaking performances.” In July 2014, the La Folia General Manager approached the University of Winchester to commission a full observational evaluation of the Magna Songs project in 4 schools for children with a range of special educational needs.

The aim was to observe and assess the impact of the music and movement project (based on the signing of the Magna Carta) on pupils, staff and professional artists, to observe and review an initial workshop and a final performance. The evaluation was supported by the University of Winchester – Centre for Arts as Wellbeing and the Arts Council Grants for the Arts programme.

Summary Conclusions

The project helped further foster pupils’ conceptual learning and emotional development, as well as broadening their knowledge and understanding of the world.


Research Purpose: Outcome Evaluation

Context: Education

Participant Group: Children (0-15)

Art Forms: Music

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