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Healthy Eating Music Project

25 February 2008

Healthy Eating Music Project

Children will get the chance to combine food and music in a series of healthy eating musical workshops run in the Humber Region

Photocall: Children at Little Weighton School, Little Weighton, nr Skidby will create music inspired by food and drink at a special workshop on Tuesday 26 March at 4pm.

A series of healthy eating themed musical workshops called Scrumptious Sounds are taking place at Little Weighton Primary School this term run by Music4U - the Humber Region Action Zone.

The primary school children aged between 8 and 11 are getting the opportunity to explore the healthy eating agenda through songs/rhythms and compositions creating their own healthy meals and using the menu contents as an inspirational song-writing session.

Led by community musician, Carol Dawson and Sally Nunn, the children are working with familiar songs and substituting the words with their own words. They also have the chance to play a variety of instruments including djembes and boomwackers.

Carol has run the Scrumptious Sounds projects in different parts of the Humber Region and has been very impressed with the way young people respond to the healthy eating agenda. She commented: The children definitely change the way they think about food and drink. In a recent session at the beginning of the week the children were bringing in fizzy drinks and by end of the week they were drinking water!"

More information can be found on the Music4U website at www.humber-music4u.com or on myspace at www.myspace.com/humbermusic4u

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Press Contact:

Melanie Paris on 01904 632220 or Sam Sumerfield on 07968 558118

E Mail: press@humber-music4u.com
Web Address: www.humber-music4u.com

Editors Notes:

Music4U is the Humber Region Youth Music Action Zone. Music4U is co-ordinated by the National Centre for Early Music working in partnership with the East Riding of Yorkshire, Hull, North East Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire Councils. The Action Zones have been instigated and funded by Youth Music and are supported by Arts Council England, Yorkshire. More info is available at http://www.humber-music4u.com/
Youth Music is a UK-wide charity that funds and facilitates music making for young people up to the age of 18, particularly those living in areas of social and economic need. By 2010, Youth Music aims to have reached 3 million children and young people in a UK-wide strategy to support youth music making. More info is available at http://www.youthmusic.org.uk/. Since the creation of the first Youth Music Action Zone in 2000, the concept has been rolled out over 24 regions across England and Wales, some of which are now in their sixth year of operation. With a remit to support music-making activities for some of the UK's most disadvantaged young people, Youth Music Action Zones have gone on to reach over 230,000 children and young people, encouraging their talents, building their confidence and transforming the landscape of musical opportunity throughout the UK. The music making supported is of the widest variety, from hip-hop and dj-ing to classical and jazz.