‘Instruments for Kids’ project seeks old music equipment

The Welsh Assembly Government launched a new music project called, “Instruments for Kids”, at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff in November 2017.

The aim of the project is to get people to donate their old and unused instruments, and any instruments donated will be re-homed and re-loved by children across Wales.

It follows a pilot project earlier in 2017 which saw 50 instruments being brought back into use after being donated by Assembly Members and staff at the Welsh assembly and government.

The Welsh Assembly Government is committed to improving music in schools, and Education Secretary, Kirsty Williams, who launched the project said: “We believe that every child should have the opportunity to learn an instrument. That is why, together, we are making a commitment to finding new and innovative ways of making sure children across Wales get access to music.

“We hope that Wales’ love of music will inspire people to dig out and dust off their old instruments in November for us to give them a new lease of life and pass on to children to enjoy for many more years to come.”

The project will distribute the instruments through local authorities to children and schools where a need has been identified.

Image from Pixabay, reproduced under Creative Commons CC0.

Sources:
BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-41835009
Instruments for Kids: https://www.facebook.com/educationwales/

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