Cornwall Music Service Trust works with schools using the Thrive Approach (or interested in it). Music can help engage children and young people in education, build communication, social and emotional skills, and include them in the musical life of the school. We have trained Thrive Practitioners working with schools to help youngsters in challenging circumstances, and a team of Music Therapists where therapeutic work is needed.


This film shows how CMST has built a long-term relationship with Pencalenick, providing instrumental lessons, and creating Pencalenick's first ever orchestra through a year-long project with OpenUp Music (funded by Cornwall Music Education Hub, and Youth Music). Music is now an active part of Pencalenick's Thrive programme. The film also looks at the potential for working with Falmouth University in their Online Orchestra to connect young musicians through playing music together over the internet. CMST is working with a growing number of schools, using music to help children Thrive!