07980 692688 | andysilver@popuk.org

Meet the team

PopUK Founder & Director | Andy Silver

Andy studied music at Cardiff University and is a qualified and experienced teacher. Andy believes that education is about more than just academia: of equal if not greater importance is the development of a child’s personal capabilities and the growth of attributes for life. Education is not only about children becoming more intelligent and informed, it is about children developing skills to make good and wise decisions throughout their lives.

Twelve years ago he started PopUK (then known as Pop Connection) It is through this project that Andy and his team have helped children develop an understanding of key attributes for life: integrity, humility, self awareness, respect, resilience, compassion.

Andy regularly appears on BBC Radio 4 and Radio 2 as Music Director for its Religion and Ethics Department. He composes children’s songs for Harper Collins Education and his book “Singing Out” is used in primary schools across the country.

PopUK is part of Music Plus Trust, a registered charity limited by guarantee.

Charity No 1148601



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