An integral part of the Festival activity each year is its education work. In recent years the Festival has offered much musical interaction with local school children. The festival has included large-scale schools concerts at the Theatre Royal in Winchester, attended by hundreds of local school children, and other years groups of musicians going into individual schools to give more interactive sessions fitting into the school curriculum and really inspiring the children.
In 2022 we are planning two specially designed, interactive concerts in local primary schools for KS1 school pupils to be given by Festival artists.
In 2021 our aim was to benefit thousands of schoolchildren who suffered through lack of musical interaction through the lockdown period, by creating a video resource, a film featuring a session performed by Festival artists led by animateur, Sam Glazer.
The film was sent out to every primary school in Hampshire and was warmly received by the teachers as an additional teaching resource.