The chairman of Sistema England spent a day at Hawthorn Primary School, witnessing how music is enriching the lives of more than 200 children.
The charity chaired by Julian Lloyd Webber enters a new phase of development in the service of children, their communities and the Sistema-inspired programmes that support them across England.
The founder of In Harmony and chairman of Sistema England will take part in a press conference at the Ministry of Culture in Prague, to speak about the positive impact that Sistema-inspired work has had on children and communities across England.
Julian Lloyd Webber, chairman of Sistema England and founder of In Harmony, said that "while things are much better than they were 10 years ago, there is still a long and winding road ahead before we can say that all our children have access to music."
A debate in the House of Lords about music education for children with physical disabilities included positive comments about the In Harmony programmes in Newcastle, Nottingham and Telford.
John Connolly, a brass tutor at In Harmony NewcastleGateshead, said: "I have had the good fortune recently to spend some time with the director of The Nucleo Project and wholeheartedly believe this project will go from strength to strength with the generosity and support from donations like this."
The Nucleo Project children have come back from Turkey with very positive comments about this experience that was made possible through funding obtained by Sistema England.
Young musicians from the Sistema in Norwich, Children’s Chamber Group performed a specially composed piece for the Royal Party as they passed through the Royal Marquee.
Six pupils from the project led by Lucy Maguire will represent England in a gathering of European programmes inspired by El Sistema.