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Special School Courses & Events


Course Date(s) Venue Outline

Special Managers' Course

15 March 2016

Jermyn's House, Ampfield


Special Teachers' Course

24 May 2016

Jermyn's House, Ampfield


Especially Wessex Music Conference

29 January 2016

Ageas Bowl, Hedge End

This year’s conference titled
‘Gateways – starting musical journeys’
will be our largest to date and will include a wide range of workshops.

Suitable for anyone involved in music making in Primary & Special School settings – and anyone else who would like to come!


A Special Celebration 2015

Winchester Cathedral

Rehearsal: 28 November 2015
Performance: 4 December 2015

Planning meeting:
Date/Time: 8 September 2015, 4.15 - 5.15pm
Venue: Hampshire Music Service, Rookwood Centre, Penshurst Way, Eastleigh, SO50 4RJ

  • An interactive Christmas celebration for all special schools in Hampshire

  • A chance to share the message of Christmas through song, word, dance and music

  • An opportunity to experience and enjoy the awe and wonder of Winchester Cathedral

  • A truly moving experience for all involved

Special Event 2016

Ferneham Hall, Fareham

Rehearsal: 1 March 2016
Performance: 8 March 2016

Planning meeting:
Date/Time:15 December 2015, 4.15 - 5.15

Venue: Hampshire Music Service, Rookwood Centre, Penshurst Way, Eastleigh, SO50 4RJ

  • Original musical composed annually on a specific theme

  • A story unfolds throughout the morning exploring a wide range of live and recorded music

  • Performance opportunities for each school individually and as part of the collective group

  • A fantastic chance to make music, sing, play, dance, move, chant, listen and share in a live theatre experience


"The children were more involved and learnt more than they ever do in the classroom"

"We are still singing the songs on our minibus trips!"

Secondary Special Event - 'Rock My World'

Tower Arts Centre, Kings School, Winchester

Rehearsals and performance:
10.00 - 14.30, 6 May 2016

Planning meeting:
Date/Time: 15 March 2016, 4.15 - 5.15pm
Venue: Jermyns House, Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Romsey

  • A special rock experience for secondary age pupils.