From September 2018 BEAT has been working with Open Up Orchestras to create an inclusive ensemble at Mapledown School. The orchestra is called Access All Areas and in partnership with award winning Open Up Orchestras will use a range of music technology tools and traditional instruments to enable all students to participate in the music making that other students in Barnet currently enjoy. BEAT has been selected as one of a small number of hubs to work with Open Up Orchestras after a bidding process to demonstrate capacity to deliver this work.
Chair Martin Baker said, “I am delighted that BEAT has been given this opportunity to participate in this national scheme. It represents BEAT’s commitment to the development of inclusive music making in Barnet.” Steve Carroll, Headteacher of Mapledown School said, “We are so excited to be working with the the Open Up Orchestras and Barnet BEAT partnership. This programme will give our students practical real-time support to create music and performance that is both authentic and genuinely inclusive. I am sure we will surprise and delight a lot of people. Thank you.”