Hertfordshire's Five Gold Rings
The London 2012 Inspire programme recognises innovative and exceptional projects that are directly inspired by the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Five Gold Rings Music project was inspired by the vision of Broxbourne Housing Association, Purcell School for Young Musicians, Hertfordshire Music Service and Herts is Ready for Winners to use music as a way to engage and inspire local communities across Hertfordshire. Since then many other organisations including housing associations, local authorities and schoolshave got involved.
Music from different cultures will feature in the fun activities for all ages with community groups and at local events, to celebrate a special year in the county. Secondary school students will be coaching and writing music with primary school students, there will be fanfares and workshops in town centres and festivals, with local musicians playing alongside international performers.
Seb Coe, Chair of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic
Games and Paralympic Games said:
“The Inspire programme is ensuring the legacy of the 2012 Games starts now as projects like Hertfordshire’s Five Gold Rings are enabling people in Hertfordshire to make positive life changes.”
John Giesen, Chief Executive of Broxbourne Housing Association, said:
“We wanted to find a way to involve Hertfordshire communities in the Olympic Games in 2012. Residents will come together throughout the year to make music and perform at events. The Five Gold Rings programme will be a lasting legacy and is the first in what will become”
This article has been taken from the Herts is Ready for Winners newsletter april 2012.
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