Ed Sheeran Pays For Teacher's Music Course To Help Children With Learning Difficulties
A primary school teacher has been funded by Ed Sheeran to take a music course so that they can help children with learning difficulties create songs.
The funding is believed to have come from Sheeran's Framlingham Foundation Trust and will allow the teacher to undertake a course that means they can help children who struggle to use orthodox instruments create music and write songs.
Although not much more detail is known as to who the teacher is and where they teach, the charity's annual accounts revealed: "The foundation paid for a primary music teacher to undertake a specialist teaching course in the Kodaly learning method.
"This method is well known as an alternative to traditional music tuition (focussing predominantly on aural skills and intuitive skill) and allows those students with learning difficulties to access a world of musical creation they may otherwise find it difficult to connect with."
It's the second time in recent days that his Framlingham Foundation Trust has made headlines in recent days for positive charitable donations.
The Mirror recently reported that Sheeran's old school Thomas Mills High School in Framlingham, Suffolk, had received £200k from the charity to fund musical kit, computers, photographic gear and art resources.
The school - where Sheeran met his wife Cherri - revealed the donation in a progress report, with the school's director of music Richard Hanley commenting: "The grant sets the school apart in access to exceptional arts provision.
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While the all-conquering pop star may have an estimated net worth of £200 million these days, he's still someone who's been known to give back to society on his way to the top.
Recently he's also been an active contributor to Manchester United footballer Marcus Rashford's drive to ensure children from struggling families continue to receive free school meals during holiday periods.
Following the UK government's rejection of Rashford's pleas to provide free school meals through the October half-term, as they had done during the summer holidays, the Sheeran-owned Notting Hill restaurant Bertie Blossoms was among businesses nationwide who pledged to provide free meals and other support.
Revealing that they would provide children's breakfasts for free during the half-term week, the bistro wrote on their Instagram account: "In these difficult times, Berties want to offer anyone who is normally entitled to a free school meal or who is struggling in these strange times, a hot breakfast.
"Drop in between 9am-11am tomorrow or 8am-11am for the rest of the week and we'll be offering a hot breakfast, fruit and a hot or cold drink to kids - no questions asked.
"Either eat-in or take-out. We are with you, we are behind you and we love you! Spread the word."
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