Past Educational Programmes

Below are example of previous educational programs and workshops undertaken with various local schools and other organisations.

The Pimlott Foundation works with staff and students of primary and secondary schools to develop education projects that are both curriculum linked and also musically inspiring.

Workshops are delivered within schools and also at Old House Barn, Great Horkesley, the base of The Pimlott Foundation.

Choral workshops, masterclasses and school visits are regular features of the education programme and are delivered by professional musicians.

Students are offered the opportunity to take part in relevant Pimlott Foundation events and concerts.


Brush Up Your Shakespeare Workshops

Shakespearean workshops, delivered by Adey Grummet (singing) and Rebecca Guyver (art), focused on Shakespeare in art and music.

Children from Langham Primary and Bishop William Ward Primary Schools made soundscapes, learned new songs, made Shakespearean portraits and designed books. Emma Bishton was our accompanist. The art work produced was put on display at the Shakespeare Concert.

We worked closely with these schools, offering opportunities for young people and teachers to work alongside professional musicians. You can find out more details about the Pimlott Foundation’s work with young people here.

girl painting

girls painting


Hansel & Gretel

Hansel & Gretel

Alice Rose Privett and Samantha Price

The Movement Ensemble

Wicked – A Musical Theatre Workhop

wicked posterPimlott Foundation is running a musical theatre workshop that gives participants the opportunity to workshop and perform an excerpt from the show ‘Wicked’.

It will be led by Lisa Roberts, who teaches at Colchester Institute (BA course in Popular Music, Rockschool, and the Extended Diploma in Popular Music). Below are some videos from the workshops.


Choral Workshop at Suffolk One

choirOn 9th October, 150 students from One College, Suffolk New Academy, Hadleigh High School, East Bergholt High School, St Alban’s Catholic High School, Tendring Technology College and Thomas Laud Audley School, met together to participate in a choral workshop directed by Christopher Borrett and Oliver Ruthven.

Students studied ‘Adiemus’ by Karl Jenkins, and a medley of songs from ‘Les Miserables’.

‘Just wanted to say that I was so incredibly impressed with the standard the group of students doing the choral workshop managed to achieve in such a short time. It really was quite phenomenal.

Thank you so much for allowing us to come and listen. It has been the highlight of my week’ – a member of the audience.


‘Carnival of the Animals’ Day at Firstsite Gallery.

A Pimlott Foundation/ Roman River/ Firstsite collaboration

Pupils from Langham, Stratford St Mary, Chase Lane and Bishop William Ward primary schools, worked with professional artists and musicians to compose songs, create works of art and learn music from ‘Carnival of the Animals’ by Saint Saens, in preparation for a live performance of the work at The Mercury Theatre.

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Primary Schools’ Project

children5 primary schools  – Boxted, Stratford St Mary, Bishop William Ward, Langham and East Bergholt primary schools met in Boxted Church, to be entertained and inspired by local young musicians from Ipswich School and Chase Lane Primary School.

We finished the concert with a Benjamin Britten song –‘The Night Song’ from ’The Little Sweep’, in which the pupils were the birds, and Daniela Bechly sang the story!

Langham, Bishop William Ward, and Chase Lane primary schools joined us in Old House Barn in June, along with Hannah Roberts (bagpipes and ukulele), Lottie Carey, Max Raven (piano) and Daniela – and treated us to songs, recorder and brass music.

Composition workshop at Suffolk One

Christopher Borrett worked with music students from Suffolk One, and delivered workshops dealing with song writing and composition.

The day event at held at Suffolk One , involved theory and practical work. Lois Hinsley and Amy Mallett, teachers at Suffolk  One, supported the day.

Four Primary Schools Educational Event

At Boxted Church Langham Primary, Boxted Primary, Stratford St. Mary Primary, Bishop William Ward Primary with Ipswich School and other young soloists demonstrated their musical skills and explained their instruments.

The following schools have taken part in previous education events: