Reach the Stars
NMPAT’s Reach the Stars programme delivers practical music education with and for children and young people with additional needs, supporting Special Schools and DSP units (Designated Special Provision, in schools), throughout the county.
Through Reach the Stars we work to advance the equality of opportunity for young people to participate and engage through practical music making activities, by providing bespoke delivery and resources which are appropriate for individuals with additional needs, including those with SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability) and PMLD (Profound Multiple Learning Disabilities).
Participation in Reach the Stars enables young people to develop core life skills including confidence building, listening and working with and alongside other people, team work, nurturing communication and presentation skills, as well as engaging in a stimulating and creative activity.
Through these initiatives, young people can grow as individuals, which in turn contributes to enhancing confidence and self-esteem, increasing their concentration and attention span, and encourages social interaction.