Going for a song A new music workshop will offer training to children and teachers in composing. The workshop is based in a custom-built centre on a farm that straddles the Hampshire and Dorset border near Christchurch. Courses on how to write and recordsongs will be available. School-based projects, involving children, will include composing with percussion, using West African music and rock and pop songwriting. Further information from Bill C Martin on 01425 638860 or, after 10 April, 01425 276161.
All in the family Parents will learn to read with their children under a family literacy project being run by Education Extra and the Roald Dahl Foundation. The after-school sessions will build on a pilot scheme running at Brampton Manor comprehensive inNewham, and will take place in Dudley, Rochdale, Salford, Ipswich and Merthyr Tydfil. Each of six schools - two in Salford - will receive £5,000 to pay for a teacher and co-ordinator, resources, publicity and refreshments. Details from Mike Walton, Education Extra, Victoria Park Square, London E2 9PF.
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