Through the power of song and connected learning, we aim to give children and teachers the opportunity to support biodiversity in creative and active ways.


The Song Cycle

Meadowsong consists of 4 songs that create a 20-minute performance piece.

‘This song cycle is a musical journey through the fascinating habitat of a wildflower meadow – from the deep, dark secrets of the soil to the vibrant colours, sounds and scents of a meadow buzzing with creatures. It is a celebration of the power of the earth to sustain our wildlife, of habitats that give life to so many organisms, and of the interconnectedness of all living things.’

Kate Stilitz, composer and creator of Meadowsong


The Programme

The programme encompasses learning through singing, outdoor learning and in-depth science activities

We offer a full-day training workshop for Year 3 teachers, music leads and science in which they will explore the use of the ‘Meadowsong’ song cycle alongside the RSPB’s Wild Challenge award scheme. This is a rich arts and science-based programme that includes a quality experience of nature for children. It is designed with the same ambition for all children. Feedback from participants suggests that the resource works especially well for children who are from disadvantaged backgrounds or SEND. The workshop outlines a flexible, cross-curricular programme that can be easily adapted to local needs and requirements and provides the necessary resources for teachers to deliver this independently.

We are offering this training and resources to schools and Local Educational Authorities nationwide. The one-day training is open to all Y3 teachers, music leads and science leads. The offer involves training and resources to be delivered by us at a local venue, ideally provided by the Local Educational Partnership.

The programme culminates in a performance alongside the planting of a mini wildflower habitat. Resources can be used fully or as a foundation for teachers to explore their ideas. It’s full of possibilities!

We would love teachers to take this in their own directions, developing their own and their children’s active citizenship.

RSPB Wild Challenge

Wild Challenge is your chance to help wildlife, explore nature, and work towards awards by making your way through a heap of wild school activities. There are 24 resources activities which will help to deliver outdoor learning both in the context of Meadowsong and any broader work. It is free and the schools and pupils will earn stickers and certificates as rewards.


Seek.app. For young explorers and anyone curious about our planet, seek app by iNaturalist will unlock a whole world of discovery on your doorstep. Use the power of image recognition technology to identify wildlife and plants all around you. It’s easy – get outside and point the Seek Camera (a special app for android and apple devices) at living things to identify what you have found and discover the hidden natural treasures in your natural local surroundings. You can learn fun facts about the organisms all around you.