“Working with my class (...of the most complex needs children) you live for those magic moments of things which seem tiny to the outsider but are massive for that child. You enabled so, so many of those today.”
— SEN Teacher, Cambridge
Blues and Roots Ensemble has a great deal of experience working in schools with children with special educational needs.
The band is able to deliver workshops to whole classes of pupils of varying levels of capability - emphasising the rhythmic and energetic aspects of Charles Mingus' music.
Blues and Roots Ensemble has also been involved in full band performances to whole school SEN assemblies with a focus on the sensory aspects, creating a comfortable environment for pupils to have new experiences listening to a range of different musical styles.
The group has also been involved in integrated workshops with pupils from SEN schools and mainstream schools being taught and creating music alongside each other.