Friday, 5 March 2010

Award for NICE Children's Services

Advantage Conductive Education

NICE Children's Services has won the UK's Sing Up Gold Award, the first special school to do so.

Against the background of a musically vitiated education system, the Sing Up campaign wants to place singing at the heart of every schoolchild's life

Singing is an established and integral part of the experience of conductive pedagogy, rather more so than is the norm in many (most?) of schools and other children's settings in the UK. As conductor Wendy Baker, the Director of Children's Services at NICE so delicately puts it:

We used the Sing Up website and found that we could meet the expectations, as much of what we were being asked to do, we were doing already. That’s not to say gaining the award wasn’t a challenge – it’s been a very enjoyable experience.

Here's a chance for more CE schools and centres to shine out publicly, Find out more at:

Singing is not of course Conductive Education's only inherent advantage...

1 comment:

  1. It would be nice to be able to congratulate the NICE Children's Services for receiving this award.

    Do you know if they have a website with a place for posting comments? I have not been able to find one.

    While I am here I will take the opportuniy of using your blog to say well done to Wendy and her crew.