Sistema Scotland has been the subject of four 

independent research studies which look at the impact of our Big Noise Programmes on the children and young people who participate.


The latest study has been carried out by Glasgow Centre for Population Health and was published in March 2019. 


The report, People change lives, draws upon five years of rigorous, detailed research to define a range of important impacts that participation in Big Noise has on children and young people. 


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Through their research, the Glasgow Centre for Population Health found that there are seven main areas of a child’s life that can be positively affected by attending Big Noise:


  • Educational: Concentration, listening, co-ordination, language development, school attendance, school outcomes.
  • Life Skills: Problem solving, decision-making, creativity, determination, self-discipline, leadership.
  • Emotional: Happiness, security, pride, self-esteem, emotional intelligence, an emotional outlet, resilience.
  • Social: Social mixing, social skills, cultural awareness, diverse friendships, strong friendships, support networks.
  • Musical: Strong instrument skills, reading music, performance skills, music career options, access to other music organisations.
  • Physical: Healthy snacks, opportunities for games/ exercise, creating healthy habits for adulthood.
  • Protection: Someone to confide in, calm environment, safe environment, reduced stress.


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