Raise: communicating confidence aims to do just that. Whether you attend our Raise your voice choirs, our Raise and shine story time sessions, our schools activities or use our creative consultancy we can guarantee that you will feel more confident about who you are and in many cases will grow in time to be confident enough to communicate that to others. We are based in West Yorkshire at present but please connect with us if you feel we can help and we will do our utmost to support you.
Our mission statement is simple;
Every One Matters
Therefore you will find all our sessions and activities accessible and fun for all.
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RAISE YOUR VOICE CHOIRS
If you want to sing up beat, positive songs, some with a twist then the Raise Your Voice choirs are for you!
Our choirs are held in a variety of different venues across Leeds and Bradford and are for all ages. The method we use is singing directly from lyric sheets – so no manuscripts – you don’t have to be able to read music. We also learn how to annotate the songs so that we each know how it should be sung. Using backing tracks mean that we can access the most up to date songs straight away and that they are accessible to all.
Raise Your Voice – Primary School Choirs
The ethos of our primary school choirs is that the pupils can sing what they choose but the songs have to make them feel happy and they have to be happy to sing them in front of their parents or teachers!
Each week there is a word of the week which shapes the session and gets the pupils thinking about themselves and their relationship to music. There is also a pick of the week slot enabling the pupils to listen to the songs they love but this also teaches great listening skills and mutual respect whilst often broadening their knowledge of music.
Recently Raise Your Voice Wibsey won the OBON competition to write a song for the Queens 90th birthday and their prize was to record it at a local recording studio. These opportunities can be totally new experiences for some of the pupils and offer an exciting incite into the world of commercial music and songwriting.
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Raise Your Voice – Pudsey Community Choir
We believe that singing should be accessible to all and Raise Your Voice Pudsey does just that! Set in the relaxed environment of Café Lux Pudsey, people can just turn up and have a sing! The ethos is that we sing our favourite songs and then decide whether to work on them for performance pieces. Performances to date have included Care homes, churches, community festivals and a special performance at First Direct Arena for World Peace Day.
Raise Your Voice Pudsey meet at Cafe Lux Pudsey, LS28 on Thursdays at 7-9pm. Each session costs £3.
We love new people so come and get involved :0)
Raise Your Voice – Pudsey Youth Choir
Comprising of young people who are the children of adults in the community choir and also local young people Raise Your Voice Pudsey Youth choir are a fun loving group of young people who are always ready for a challenge. Amongst them we have discovered song writers and arrangers and, like the primary schools choirs they are structured using a word of the week and a pick of the week.
Raise Your Voice Pudsey youth choir meet at Cafe Lux Pudsey on Thursdays at 4-5pm.
Raise and Shine Story Time
Raise and Shine classes
Raise and Shine classes
Raise and Shine story time is a wonderful mix of the familiar and the original in a 45 minute class that will make you and your child feel great about yourselves!
Children and adults alike can expect to enjoy mark making and exploring our letter of the week followed by a 30 minute story session using a well- known story, puppets, soft stars, instruments and much more. Bespoke songs help every participant to feel important and special. An affirmation sticker card for every participant of the 6 week package means that confidence is further reinforced as well as stickers every week for every one that comes!
Each package is a 6 week course for £15.You can stay updated with us by liking and following us on Facebook at
Raise and Shine story
Book a class at https://raise-and-shine-storytime.class4kids.co.uk
Raise and shine drop in
Raise and shine also happens at various play gyms in Leeds and Wakefield with a drop in feel but still with all the resources, a popular book and our bespoke songs.
Are you interested in us running a story session for you? Get in touch here…
Raise and Shine songs
Are you coming weekly and want to have the songs playing wherever you are? You can purchase our songs and lyric videos by emailing us.
Raise and Shine story facebook link
Book a class here
Raise and shine drop in
Raise has been working in schools since 2008 delivering our bespoke behaviour management sessions and offering emotional support to those children who are socially disadvantaged. Team Up offers the unique mix of raising individual confidence and self-esteem with peer mentoring educating and encouraging children to connect, listen and empower each other, whilst High School Heroes aims to empower and encourage young people as they make the transition from primary to secondary school.
Our prices for schools work are based on our competitive hourly sessional rate but pop an email over to us and we’ll do our best to cater to your needs. If you’re looking for a different type of emotional support for your pupil then get in touch and we’ll see how we can help.
Raise Team UP
Raise Team UP offers children who value either one to one sessions, or a smaller group setting the opportunity to explore and celebrate who they are as an individual and then as part of a team.
By using simple games, exploratory worksheets, listening skills and communication games Team UP allows children the attention they so often crave whilst identifying that they will always need to be able to work with others.
Raise Team UP peer mentors
Raise Team UP peer mentors offers children who have already followed the initial Team UP programme a further opportunity to explore who they are and how they can change their own behaviour and then explore and apply that in a small group setting. Ideally this programme will be continued with the same coach and team.
By using simple games, exploratory worksheets and creative ways of discovering and celebrating emotions Team UP peer mentors allows children the opportunity to understand what forms behaviour and how that can be changed in themselves and in others
High School Heroes
Are you looking for a simple and effective transition programme? High School Heroes is a bespoke transition programme which can cater to your year 6 needs. Using the simple themes of Heroes and Villains, High School Heroes enables each and every year 6 to explore who they want to be at High School, what their worries and concerns may be, how to deal with those worries and what stepping up to that responsibility looks like.
High School Heroes will
- Empower every year 6 child to enter high school with full confidence in their learning potential
- Encourage children to support each other
- Build the links between the primary and secondary schools
- Support year 7s in their new learning environment
If you have wondered what it takes to run an organisation such as Raise then this is an opportunity to find out more. Whether you want to start your own choir, talk through your business dream or simply connect with us as to how we could help you to better communicate your confidence then we want to help.
Raise loves to connect, work and support other organisations. Having started life in Bradford we have been privileged to partner with a number of amazing organisations. Take a minute to browse through them and see what they have to offer.
Partners and other great people to know!
E:merge Bradford Youth Project
Step 2 Health Project