It's official: singing is the ultimate ice-breaker!

New research conducted by Oxford University's Department of Experimental Psychology tells us that singing together is a great way to build social cohesion.

It's official: singing is the ultimate ice-breaker!

If you've been keeping an eye of the news recently, you might have noticed a surge of stories about the power of singing as a social activity. New research conducted by Oxford University's Department of Experimental Psychology tells us that singing together is a great way to build social cohesion.

What they found is that singing promotes adult bonding more quickly than other group activities such as art and creative writing. Singing broke the ice better than the other activities, getting the group together faster by giving a boost to how close classmates felt towards each other right at the start of the course.

Those that have experience of singing in a group (the majority of Sing Up fans, we hope!) will be able to testify to singing's ability not only to bring people together and foster good relationships, but to boost confidence, health and mood.

So inject some singing into your routine today, and feel the benefits!

The Sing Up guide to singing for social cohesion

Sing the Register
Start your day with song, and give everyone the chance to be involved with this fantastic routine song idea.

Giving your voice a voice
Explore ways to increase your vocal confidence along with your pupils and colleagues.

Let's feel good about ourselves
This lesson plan uses the Giggle song to put a smile on your EYFS group's faces.

The Name Rhythms Game
Loosen up your class with this inventive warm up that's guaranteed to let personality shine.

KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, In School, Out of School, At home

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