2015 ACTION SONGS
In 2015 we successfully launched the first pilot project with young people with Down Syndrome, called Action Songs. Action songs was a week-long Music Theatre Summer Programme for Children with Down Syndrome from ages 8-12 at The Park Theatre, Finsbury Park, London. Using dramatic visual narratives and storytelling, participants composed new songs with supported related character movement to embed understanding and encourage fuller participation. There is a distinct lack of opportunity for young people with Down Syndrome in this age range to be exposed to working with professionals including members of The London Symphony Orchestra at LSO St Luke’s. This was our first summer school programme directed solely towards the specific learning needs and strengths of young people with Down Syndrome.