‘R U OK?” is an original Bully Beat anti-bullying song written by children at Halfway Houses Primary School, one of 30 primary schools in the Swale District of North Kent taking part in our biggest ever Bully Beat roll out.

Bully Beat has been designed to enthuse primary aged children about the process of lyric writing, singing, music arranging and contemporary production whilst promoting a serious anti-bullying message. We’re using informal music education and literacy working to communicate a range of key messages. Every song is written by the children. We record, produce and publish the songs at the end of the process.

This Bully Beat project is funded by the Angus Lawson Memorial Trust and First Class Business Solutions. We are working with 30 primary settings across the district in 2013/2014 and 2014/2015.


Kent Creative Learning Showcase


Kent Creative Learning Showcase

We’re very excited to be exhibiting at the Kent Creative Learning Showcase! We’ll be on Stand 45, Clive Emson Building, Kent County Showground, Detling, Maidstone, Kent ME14 3JF between 8:30am – 2:30pm.

You’ll be able to talk to us about our work and get a better understanding of our funded projects that involve Kent schools for the next two years. We’ll be sharing information on our full range of songwriting-in-schools workshops suitable for Key Stage 1-3 mainstream and non-mainstream settings.

If you’re coming along to see what’s on offer for your school, like the sound of songwriting workshops and would like to use your funds to work with the #1 charity in the world dedicated to the empowerment of young people through the art and craft of songwriting, we’ll offer you a one-time only Creative Learning Showcase discount!

Below is further information taken directly from the Creative Learning website. We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow!

The Creative Learning Showcase is the perfect opportunity for schools, youth and community groups to meet organisations that can offer innovative and inspirational experiences for children. The practical workshops and informative presentations mean that whatever the setting, you will find something to suit your needs.

*Register at the event on 6 June to be entered into a free prize draw to win £250 to spend with the Creative Learning exhibitor of your choice.

Along with There will be inspiring presentations from:

Ger Graus, CEO of the Children’s University Trust on free-range learning within a factory model of education

The Education Endowment Foundation on the recently revised and re-launched teaching and learning toolkit

Ofsted on the pupil premium and how schools are using the funding

Caroline Gaskin, the South East Adviser for PTA-UK on PTA health checks and how to maximise your PTA fundraising potential