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* A WordSongSound Project *

BlueJam Arts, with support from Cumbria Music Hub,
is offering primary schools the exciting opportunity to take part in a musical singing, drumming and songwriting project. 

Sounds great! How will it work?

A musician will visit your school near the beginning of the summer term and teach your class or bubble two pieces from the “Anthem For A New Season”. One will be a catchy groove to which you can add your own responses and percussion breaks. The other is a ballad to which each school can add their own verses. Each school will also have the opportunity to send musical ideas and words to our composer, Bryony Jarman-Pinto, who will create a unique song with backing track for you to sing. You can listen to some of her music and see her explaining her songwriting process.

The musician will then come back for a second visit to sing and play through everything and gather material for a final recording.

We will also be asking for artwork inspired by the themes in the Anthem and your songs to go in our online gallery.

Final performance options will be worked out depending on general conditions but we will definitely organise an online showing towards the end of the summer term.

When will the workshops happen?

The project has been rescheduled and all the activity – the in-school musician visits and the composer-written song or drumming piece – will take place in the Summer Term, starting as soon as convenient for you.

How much does it cost to take part?
The cost per school is £100. 

What does the price include?

  • Two visits from a musician
  • A song or drumming piece written for you, using your ideas, by our composer – printed out and recorded with backing track for future use.
  • Access to all the song and drumming resources on the dedicated webpage.   
  • A space in our web gallery for your artwork, singing and drumming.

What will the children gain from taking part?

  • A rare opportunity to work with professional musicians and songwriters from a variety of disciplines.
  • A chance to feel part of something bigger, which has been difficult during the pandemic – to feel connected with other children across Cumbria.
  • To create something personal to their class that they are proud of.
  • To develop their teamwork and communication skills
  • To be creatively and musically inspired!

I’d like some more information…
For more information please contact


If the form doesn’t work for you, you can download a copy here:

Registration Form – Anthem for A New Season

 (Please return it to

Demo clips from the project