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Royal Albert Hall opens 'Samsung Digital Classroom'


Children from across Britain will learn about the links between music, maths and science in the Royal Albert Hall's new and innovative digital classroom.

Workshops at the Samsung Digital Classroom will begin in May, with children aged seven to 14 creating and recording pieces of music using either mathematical principles or scientific theories. The classes are part of the Hall’s ongoing Education and Outreach programme, which has so far reached over 100,000 young people, fulfilling the famous venue’s ongoing commitment to promoting the arts and sciences.

On Saturday, BBC News Click presented an episode on the subject of music technology from the digital classroom, and next week the first pupils will arrive to participate in the groundbreaking workshops.

Caroline McNamara, Senior Education Consultant at the Royal Albert Hall, said: “These workshops aim to invest young people with a love of music, while opening their minds to the connections that exist between science, maths and melody. We are very excited about opening the doors of the digital classroom to students from across the UK, as we expand our popular and successful education programme with these innovative new workshops.”

Samsung has been working with the Royal Albert Hall since 2012 and is now its official digital and technology partner, supplying a wide variety of technology for the digital classroom, including a 55” TV screen, laptops, Galaxy Cameras and Galaxy Note handsets.

At the launch of the classroom, Matthew Hancock, Minister of State for Skills and Enterprise, Departments for Business, Innovation and Skills and Education said it was “fantastic to see Samsung combine its technology expertise with the Royal Albert Hall’s passion for music to help children learn maths and science in a fun and innovative way”.