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soundWELL Rocks the Rainforest

sw2The latest strand of our soundWELL project in the paediatric ward of Lincoln County Hospital took place during half term last week from the 13th to 17th February in Rainforest Children’s Ward.

soundWELL provides music activities in Children’s Wards and Clinics, tailored to meet the needs of the selected wards within hospitals and accessible for all abilities and ages (from 0-16 years).

soundLINCS’ experienced Music Facilitators take a hands-on approach, encouraging young patients to participate in a fun, relaxing and therapeutic music experience. soundWELL has been running since Autumn 2013, sw1and to date we have worked with over a thousand patients, parents and siblings across three hospitals in Lincolnshire!

The theme was ‘Rock the Rainforest Ward’, and fused music, craft and soft play utilising the rainforest theme already on the ward. The project aimed to create an interactive and immersive environment to transform the playroom into a ‘wildly’ different place, using instruments, sensory equipment and items kindly donated by Lincoln Toy Library to provide a fun and engaging experience.

sw3The events of the week were featured in an in-depth report by BBC Radio Lincolnshire on their breakfast show and over the course of the project soundLINCS Music Facilitator Heather combined several recordings and creations of the children exploring the playroom and making music to create a fantastic soundscape of the week.

soundWELL is part of our National Foundation for Youth Music soundLINCS FundC programme, three years of work with children in challenging circumstances across five distinct sectors in Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicester/shire.  The soundWELL programme has additional funding and support from the United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust and Lincolnshire Music Education Hub, as well as our academic partners from University of Lincoln.

For more information about the project, please visit our soundWELL project page here. If you would like to talk to soundLINCS about soundWELL or find out about any of our other projects then email info@soundlincs.org or call 01522 510073.

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