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Music: Education

Volume 488: debated on Friday 27 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many (a) people and (b) schools have registered with the Sing Up website; (258323)

(2) what percentage of primary school pupils in the relevant age category have taken part in the Sing Up programme.

People register on the Sing Up website only if they want to receive the magazine that is sent out once a term. Other people can visit the site without registering. The data for February show that there have so far been 26,149 registrations on the website, including from 13,489 individual schools.

Over 100,000 children have been directly involved in Sing Up activity, such as workshops in the Southbank Centre and Birmingham Symphony Hall. Over 20,000 people have participated in Sing Up training and CPD activity and the website attracts 20,000 visitors each week. There is no measure of how many children are subsequently reached by those who have received training or visited the website.