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At Sing Up, we know that taking part in musical activity – and singing in particular – brings about positive benefits for individuals, communities, schools and society in general.
Singing supports learning, personal and social development, promotes health and well-being and bonds communities of people like no other activity.
This is our starting point for all that we do.
Sing Up is a limited company which operates on a mission-driven, not-for-profit basis. Our core goal is to ensure that children and young people have opportunities to sing regularly and well for all the benefits research shows that brings. All profits after tax are reinvested in developing more songs and resources or gifted to our charity, the Sing Up Foundation.
Sing Up encourages and supports singing with children and young people so that they:
We do this by creating excellent, easy-to-use musical and learning resources and providing expert advice, which we make available in print and online.
Our intention is to empower teachers (and others) to lead singing and teach music with confidence and skill, reduce their workload, give them quality resources that are easy to access, easy to use, engaging for pupils and really enjoyable to work with.
Created as a UK government-funded programme to reinstate singing in primary schools in 2007, by 2012 Sing Up reached 98% of all primary schools in England. Sing Up has always been a campaign, a call-to-action, and has been built from the ground up, involving teachers, schools and music educators in its development and delivery from the outset.
Since funding ceased in 2012, the organisation has sustained itself entirely through earned income from schools’ Membership subscriptions. The continued investment and support from schools is a sign of the value they place on singing and on the work of Sing Up. Since 2012 over 60% of schools in the country have paid to continue to be Sing Up Members. Additionally, tens of thousands of individual teachers continue to be Sing Up Friends, giving them access to a selection of free songs and other resources.
Sing Up has expanded to include a range of resources for Secondary schools – adding new songs for choirs and tools to support singing in the music classroom from age 11 upwards. This development is enabling expertise to be shared by both Primary and Secondary music teachers.
Sing Up now has Member schools all over the world, and continues to grow its Membership and the songs and resources available to them.