This is an inclusive music making project with two cohorts of young people – primary age pupils (years 5 – 6) and secondary age pupils (years 7 – 8), firstly to reinterpret the landscape of loneliness and understand the stigma of being lonely through song and music making; and secondly taking a social action approach to use these learnings to support the younger cohort of young people in the transition towards attending secondary school.

The barriers of ‘transition’ can destroy a youth narrative on loneliness. Through music making, we will develop a positive change in this narrative, allowing resilience and key skills to be developed.