Young people from Vanguard Street, Deptford, took up the opportunity to attend an eight-week music technology course at the Stephen Lawrence Centre.
Supported by professional musicians the young kids demonstrated their talents by creating music - writing their own lyrics and rapping on the track – around the theme of ‘safety in the community’. Working with Chocolate Films, they then produced a video for their track where they got to show-off their roller-skating skills.
The video features local young people from Vanguard Street (Peabody estate) in Deptford and was screened, for the first time, at the Stephen Lawrence Centre last week, Tuesday 12 July.
The video received a great reception from filmmakers, families and Peabody employees and the young people expressed how much they enjoyed the project. They were presented with certificates as recognition of all the work they had done and will be awarded with a nationally recognised AQA qualification for completing the course.
Sharon Barbour, our Youth and Extended Services Manager, said: "It was a real chance to try something new. They had a great opportunity to use good equipment and work with very professional people. They got to see from start to finish what they could achieve."
Their work was also shown at the Sydenham Arts Festival in July.
Watch their music video or check out pictures from the screening event held 12 July here.
The course was funded by the Big Lottery.
Young people awarded certificates for completing an eight-week music technology course
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