BREAKING NEWS: Ten Pieces Special Report

LIVE: We are receiving reports that the BBC Ten Pieces Special Report film is ready to watch with your class!

In a light-hearted take on the news report format, this 30 minute film will introduce your students to pieces of classical music whilst giving you all a good giggle. A great way to keep the children entertained in the run up to Christmas; especially if you’re not able to attend a Christmas concert in person this year.

Ten Pieces Special Report is presented by BBC correspondent Ben Hunte, written by comedian Vikki Stone and features young people from across the UK acting as “correspondents from the classroom”. The film mixes fantastic orchestral footage of some of our Ten Pieces favourites (including The Nutcracker, Vivaldi’s Winter and Stravinsky's The Firebird) with a silly feel-good script packed with facts and fun to get your class learning and laughing in the run-up to Christmas.

Special thanks to our classroom correspondents from:
Cleveland Road Primary School
The Premier Academy
Stoke Climsland Primary School

Send us a snap of your class watching Ten Pieces Special Report

Click here for our Welsh Special Report page; including our film with Welsh subtitles.

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FOLLOW ON ACTIVITY: Extend that festive feeling by creating paper Nutcrackers with artist Julia Deering...

Let the music of Tchaikovsky and the story of The Nutcracker inspire you to create paper decorations for the home or classroom.


Join Lemn Sissay as he explores Tchaikovsky's music from The Nutcracker with beautiful animation.


Follow along with artist Julia Deering as she demonstrates a Nutcracker inspired craft activity. You will need: paper, colouring pencils, scissors and some imagination!


Upload a picture of your paper people for a chance to feature in the Ten Pieces online showcase.

Ten Pieces Uploader

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WANT MORE? Explore the music further with these creative activities...

We have some great activities that surround the music featured in our Ten Pieces Special Report. Get creative together as a class - we have everything from sculpture to storytelling.

If you’d like to find more about any of the Ten Pieces, you’ll find all of our films and resources here.

Capture the ideas of raga and tala within Ravi Shankar’s Symphony with photographer Mahtab Hussain.
Create your own 3D sculpture with artist Amy Leung inspired by Anna Clyne's Night Ferry.
Illustration inspired by Stravinsky's 'The Firebird' with James Mayhew and the BBC NOW.
Write your own story inspired by a mythical creature and Mason Bates' A Bao A Qu with author Ivan Brett and the BBCSO.