Codi'r To delivers music sessions in Ysgol Glancegin, Bangor & Ysgol Maesincla, Caernarfon.
Codi'r To is a community regeneration project inspired by the world renowned El Sistema programme aimed at improving educational and well-being outcomes for children from two communities in Gwynedd who face socio-economic challenges. Our aim is to provide inspiration and transformation for children, families, schools and communities, changing lives for the better through music. We deliver weekly music sessions to over 360 pupils including a jazz club, samba club, community performances, annual Birthday Concerts, school holiday clubs, take a musician home for tea concerts and opportunities for pupils to enjoy performances by professional musicians and orchestras. "I think it is a brilliant programme and has given my son a sense of achievement, confidence and being part of a team." - Quote from a parentWhy the community needs us
Music has the power to transform young lives. The primary objective of all El Sistema projects is to achieve social change through music. The Codi'r To project challenges deprivation, raising expectations and supporting participants as they learn to believe in their own abilities and recognise their own potential. With regular participation in music from an early age we aim to raise levels of confidence, aspiration, pride and happiness.Our impact on the community
A recent economic evaluation of Codi'r To by Bangor University reveals that the value of the project extends far beyond the playing of musical instruments. This report found that for every £1 invested in the project, £6.69 is created in social value. 98% of parents feel that Codi'r To has been of benefit to their child and 92% have seen an improvement in their child's confidence.