Toolkit: BEAMS

BEAMS Project Toolkit 2014

Taking place simultaneously in 11 different countries across the Euopean Union, BEAMS aimed to raise awareness and educate to increase the critical understanding and changing public discourse on minorities and between minorities and mainstream groups, especially among younger generations and cultural producers.

Soundcastle used these ideas to deliver a creative music project with Year 9 students at Globe Academy in Elephant & Castle, London. This project reflected on the world these young people inhabit today and the sense of identity they wish to express rather than one that is imposed upon them.

This toolkit details the creative techniques and processes used throughout the project and has been shared throughout Europe with the aim to spread awareness of good practice in this setting.

Download the toolkit here: BEAMS Toolkit 2014.


“The BEAMS project encouraged the students to work together and break down barriers or insecurities. It allowed them to be free to play and create music together. The BEAMS project has given our students confidence in themselves and a great sense of achievement. They will definitely take this through the rest of their school career and use it to help them produce excellent pieces of coursework for examination.

Ruth Masterson, Music Teacher, Globe Academy