Updated: Jul 21
After nine years, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire graduate Iain's time as a visiting musician for children with special needs at Green Park School has drawn to a close. Iain first began working in the Black Country through Creative Partnerships as an arts partner in Bilston in March 2007, delivering weekly creative activities for staff and students at Stowlawn Primary School. Some children and staff from neighbouring Green Park School took part in Iain's workshops as part of inclusion. A wonderful and enduring rapport was established.
In 2011, both schools became one - The Willows campus - and Iain delivered weekly activities in both schools and providing piano accompaniments. Iain worked with all pupils across all classes in his role in Bilston. Weekly activities focussed on communication, enjoyment, participation, diversity and social development. Iain left Stowlawn in October 2019 after 12-and-a-half years to make way for a piano teaching role with the Arthur Terry Learning Partnership, but continued to provide special needs music input until the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Iain is sad to be leaving, but leaves with wonderful memories to treasure. Long may creativity continue to shine. 👏👏👏