Summer family event is music to the ears in Fenland

Families made music together at a special event in Wisbech.

Everyone enjoyed singing, playing lots of different musical instruments and making stories together during the session at Oasis Child & Family Centre for babies and young children to have a go at playing hand held percussion instruments and drums.

The free session Family Music Fun for All  on August 29 was organised by Cambridgeshire Music and MusicNet-East and delivered as part of the Talking Together in Cambridgeshire project work, launched by Cambridgeshire County Council earlier this year to boost communication, language and literacy.=

Cllr Simon Bywater, Chairman of the Children and Young People Committee at Cambridgeshire County Council, said: “We know that activities like this are fun but they can also support children’s development. If parents are joining in too, they can repeat the activities again with their children when they return home. This means that children will hear the words of the songs time and again which will help boost their understanding of the vocabulary used while they are having fun singing together with their parents.

"This fun summer holiday event was really well attended and is a great example of the type of activities and support on offer across our network of Child and Family Centres and Zones for families in the county with a broader focus on families with children of all ages.”

The County Council’s new refreshed and redesigned Child and Family Centre services launched in April to better meet the needs of a growing and rural county with activities and events taking place in a range of new locations and an extended focus on families with children of all ages.

The new offer also includes outreach groups, events and activities in libraries, churches and other community buildings in towns and villages across the county.

For more information about Talking Together in Cambridgeshire, including volunteer opportunities, please contact Helen Wootton at [email protected] or call 01223 699671.

Visit or email [email protected] for more information about Cambridgeshire Music.



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