Supported via Youth Music's Trailblazer Fund, Germination was a professional development project from Magic Acorns for early childhood educators, emerging artists and musicians.
Through playful workshops and work-based experiences with the support of a mentor, Germination is an experimental model for professional development for early childhood educators (people who work with children aged 0-5).
For Germination, Magic Acorns recruited 13 artists, musicians, dancers, performers and early childhood educators to participate in this experimental training offer. It included play days, visits to nurseries and Baby SoundGarden sessions, carried out at the Priory Nursery Great Yarmouth.
In a three-part podcast series, Magic Acorns' Dr. Jessica Pitt talks to participants who reflect on their experiences of the Germination project.
"It felt like it was filling my heart and soul".
In the first episode, Dr. Pitt speaks with Bella Askew, Gemination mentee and musician, about developing their practice of musical play.
Find out more about Magic Acorns' Germination project here.
Youth Music is supported by the National Lottery via Arts Council England.