STOP PRESS! This year we are working with the Hallé Orchestra on a new exciting project called Hallé Inspire.

 @ Ashton

The Hallé Shine on Manchester Project has now closed after five fantastic years. During that time, every term time Saturday, children from 5 local primary schools met and learned together in a creative, musical environment.  

The children not only built their maths and English skills through carefully planned project work, but also worked with talented musicians from the Hallé orchestra who visited and guided the composition and performance of fantastic end of theme culminations for friends and family.

St James' are very proud to have been the host school for the Hallé Shine on Manchester project in Tameside. Our sincere thanks to all the dedicated staff and children who have joined in over the last five years.  

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more information about the Shine Trust.

more Halle information.


St James' Church of England Primary School working together in partnership with: Parochial, Canon Johnson, Silver Springs and Holy Trinity.


Project Five 2017-2018


Click to listen to some of the children's wonderful musical performances. 

On Twitter: @HalleShineAsh


Project Four 2016-2017

Theme 1 - The Flying Dutchman 

Theme 2 - Tam O'Shanter: Made in the British Isles

Theme 3 - William Tell meets Indiana Jones


Project Three 2015-2016


Project Two 2014-2015

Theme 1 - Pictures at an Exhibition

Theme 2 - Halle in the Sun

Theme 3 - Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra