Free Music and Nature Training for Year 3 Teachers from the RSPB

Meadowsong’ is a twenty-minute song cycle, composed by Kate Stilitz, which celebrates meadow habitats. It is an inspiring celebration of UK wildlife, and of the interconnectedness of all living things and has been commissioned by the RSPB and is offered, as part of a free training package to primary and lower schools in Bedfordshire.  

Aimed at year 3 children and based around four songs, the ‘Meadowsong Programme’ offers children and the wider school community an opportunity to explore, discover and connect deeply with wildflower habitats and their wider environment through a combination of creative music, movement, visual arts, writing activities, science curriculum-linked lessons and first-hand experiences of nature. 

Meadowsong Teacher Training Project 

A programme based around the Meadowsong song cycle that can be delivered by teachers. This brings wildflowers into almost all parts of the curriculum through an enriched, cross-curricula programme, delivered with year three students over a half term or term. It is supported by a suite of resources, including the RSPB’s ‘Wild Challenge’ award scheme and WWF’s ‘Seek’ app, delivered across England by Kate Stilitz (composer and teacher), as part of a partnership with the RSPB and WWF. 

In summary: 

  • FREE Y3 teacher training
  • FREE resources for Science, English, Art, Music and Dance
  • FREE music resourcing including scores and backing tracks for an assembly performance
  • FREE expertise and guidance on how to create and maintain a wildflower mini meadow.
  • FREE licensing for every school of the Meadowsong music.
  • Sign up to RSPBs Wild Challenge & WWFs ‘seek’ app. 

 The Culture Challenge will be overseeing the place allocation so please contact us if you’re interested in attending. The date is tbc but will be in Spring 2020 (likely a Wednesday in March). We need to make minimum numbers of interested schools to unlock the date.  

If you are a Bedfordshire school and would like to book a place, please make an expression of interest to Ailene at