Making Waves

Making Waves was a unique collaboration between the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich Dance, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Ravensbourne

In the run-up to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Greenwich schoolchildren took part in a unique collaboration harnessing the Borough’s world-class expertise in heritage, dance, music and film and exploring the rich histories and legacies of Maritime Greenwich.

The Making Waves project gave children the opportunity to draw on the collections and themes of the National Maritime Museum and work with music and dance practitioners to develop creative responses.

Teaching resources

Teachers and children can use the resulting Making Waves resource to inspire and support the development of creative responses of their own. The resource included lesson plans, illustrative films and interviews with leading practitioners in music, dance and heritage learning.

Download the resources

Acknowledgement and partners

Making Waves was a unique collaboration between the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich Dance, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Ravensbourne.

The Royal Museums Greenwich was awarded a Transformers Grant, funded by The National Lottery, through the Olympic Lottery Distributor, and managed by East London Business Alliance. The L&Q Foundation also awarded a grant to support the development and promotion of the online teachers’ resource. 

The music for each dance piece was composed and performed by the Animate Orchestra, young musicians from a Trinity Laban partnership with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Greenwich Music Service, supported by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.