Friday Afternoons' Project Manager Ann Barkway (centre) accepts the award for Best Digital Resource at the 2014 Music Teacher Awards.

Charanga are delighted to have been a major partner in Aldeburgh Music’s Friday Afternoons project which culiminated in over 65,000 children taking part in Benjamin Britten-related events around the world. In recognition of the contribution made to the Friday Afternoons project by the Friday Afternoons’ website, it has just won “Best Digital/Technological Resource” category at the Music Teacher Awards held at the 2014 Music Education Expo.

The excellent interactive resources which form part of the Friday Afternoons website, are also available for all Charanga Musical School subscribers and were developed by Charanga in partnership with Boosey & Hawkes, the Britten Pears Foundation and of course Aldeburgh Music.

Phillipa Reive, Head of Education at Aldeburgh Music writes “I wanted to thank you and everyone at Charanga for the incredible work you have done to prepare, write and present your Friday Afternoons resources. You have created an incredible resource – a vast resource – that adds so much to the project in terms of its inclusiveness, reach and appeal.”

From myself, Paul Fletcher and my Charanga co-founder Mark Burke, I would like to add our thanks to Joanna Mangona, Peter Readman, Bob Smith, Andy Murray, Geoff Drummond, Paul Davison, Jay Caines-Gooby and Max Wheeler from Charanga for all their hard work, inspiration and wonderful creativity.

Special thanks also to Phillipa Reive and Ann Barkway from Aldeburgh Music plus Avco Productions and Silk Pearce and all the other contributors for a truly excellent project.

Paul Fletcher, Managing Director, Charanga