‘Singing Stars’ is our new SEN/ disability Singing Scheme which has been piloted with Aylesbury and Wycombe YOUTHVIBE groups. We give young people not only a chance to have fun and express themselves through singing but also a chance to socialise with other new young people and develop their own competences. It can also have wonderful health benefits for those involved and carers/ parents are also encouraged to participate. Benefits of Singing Stars on young people:
– Being part of a vocal group can lead to a sense of being absorbed in an activity which draws on multiple capacities of the body & the mind, where a sense of collective bonding through coordinated activity & a contribution to the wider community through public performances.
– Singing provides the potential for personal contact with others who are like-minded; the development of personal friendships & constructive collaborative relationships.
– Singing groups can build on personal skills like self-confidence & esteem with also therapeutic benefit in relation to long-standing psychological and social problems found within young people (e.g. depression, a history of abuse, problems with drugs and alcohol, social disadvantage)
– There are also extensive health benefits, with a sense of exercising systems of the body through the physical exertion involved in singing – especially the lungs.
– Disciplining the skeletal-muscular system is also a benefit through the adoption of good posture.
– Singing Stars encourages the important factors of wellbeing & relaxation; breathing & posture; social benefits; spiritual benefits, emotional benefits & heart and immune system benefits. For example singing can develop lung function & hearing competences.
CURRENT SINGING STARS OPPORTUNITIES
7th December 11am – 1pm Christmas Singing Party – All Welcome!
Sing it! – Singing Stars Residential 21-23rd February 2014 A residential experience for those with SEN/ Disabilities to come and develop their singing and social skills with a Showtime performance. For those 13-25 years old. 12 places available! For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org Youthvibe Singing Stars taster @ Youthspace Aylesbury 13th January 6pm- 8pm Come and have a go! Youthvibe Singing Stars taster @ Youthspace Wycombe 14th January 6pm- 8pm
Come and have a go!