Selborne Primary School
By Gemma Lenton-Smith, Music Therapist, EMT
Ealing Music Therapy has had the privilege to set up a service at Selborne School this academic year. Music Therapy is provided one day a week at the school and delivers both individual and group sessions depending on the needs of the children. The Service both supports the children’s Additional Resource Provision (ARP) and in the mainstream. The school has been extremely welcoming, supportive and has embraced what music therapy can provide for the children within the school.
This term I have had the pleasure of working with one Keystage 1 pupil. They have engaged well in sessions using different instruments and stories to express themselves. Self expression has allowed them to build their confidence and take more risks and explore different emotions.
Selborne School has very much welcomed me as part of the team. It was lovely to be involved in the Christmas assembly with staff and children. I am also looking forward to providing staff training in January to explain in more detail about music therapy and what it can offer primary aged children.