New musical instrument funding for Glan Llyn Primary School

Pupils at Glan Llyn Primary School in Newport developed their musical skills last week as they welcomed new instruments including violins, cellos, glockenspiel and recorders.

The instruments, which are already being used in the school’s music lessons, were donated by St. Modwen, the UK’s leading developer of new communities and high-quality homes, through its Community Impact Fund, which has launched to support communities. throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. The primary school received £5,000 from St. Modwen to buy the new instruments.

First- and second-year students mastered the strings of their new violins and cellos under the guidance of a tutor, whose time was also funded by the grant.

Meanwhile, students in later years experimented with new glockenspiels and recorders, with the school organizing classroom instruction to unleash children’s musical talents.

Jo Richards, Head of Glan Llyn Primary School, said: “The students appreciate the opportunity to develop new musical skills with their classmates and have been very enthusiastic about using the violins and cellos. In the future, we plan to organize a show for the enjoyment of parents and guardians of children.

“It’s great that we can carry out this creative project following the long interruptions to schooling caused by the pandemic. Music has many benefits for children, including improved listening, attention and memory and stress reduction, which has been particularly important in recent years.

“We are extremely grateful to St. Modwen for this grant which has enabled us to purchase the instruments for the school and continue to carry out this project for our first and second year students for many years to come.”

St. Modwen is the lead developer for Glan Llyn, which is transforming the former Llanwern Steelworks into a high quality, sustainable community development. More than 850 housing units have already been delivered to date, as well as community facilities and employment spaces.

The development includes three new lakes and a park on more than 80 acres of open green space, with walking paths and bike paths allowing school children and residents to enjoy nature right on their doorstep.

Lucinda Clason-Thomas, St. Modwen’s resident portfolio manager, said: “It’s great to see the pupils of Glan Llyn Primary School enjoying their new instruments. We want to help local children thrive and are happy to offer students the opportunity to learn a new skill that will be a great way to boost their confidence and creativity. »

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