Woodlands Park Nursery School & Children's Centre

Woodlands Park Nursery School & Children's Centre

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The Lullaby Project

The Lullaby Project originated at Woodlands Park and Pembury House Nursery Schools and Children’s Centres in 2010 as part of a piece of action research to explore ways of engaging families through the arts. The idea was to work with a family and through speaking to them about their child compose a unique and special song about the child.

Since that time Woodlands Park has worked closely with Angeline Conaghan of Groundswell Arts to develop bids

to Youth Music and we have continued to roll out this project. Angeline Conaghan continues to run the project at Woodlands for Nursery children and families and the project has now been rolled out by Groundswell Arts to 20 settings in Haringey and is currently being delivered by a team of freelance songwriters.

Every child that takes part in the project receives a CD with a unique song composed for them and this is used by both parents at home and key workers in the nursery to nurture the confidence and wellbeing of our children.

The project has been shared at a wide range of conferences and events and included in a variety of textbooks. A research report by the Sydney De Haan Centre for Arts and Health can be read here

https://www.canterbury.ac.uk/health-and-wellbeing/sidney-de-haan-research-centre/documents/lullabies-report-pdf.pdf

For more information about the project please contact info@groundswellarts.com