Our Music with Young People in Youth Justice project increases to 5 days a week
Our Music in Youth Justice Settings project is an established programme of work that brings music- and music tech-based education to young people in two high security centres for children under 18 in Yorkshire. The project started as a 1.5 day per week intervention across the two centres, encouraging the young people there to explore and learn through making and performing their own music.
As of the beginning of 2019, the project was running 4 days per week across both settings, and from now onwards, one setting even wants to increase from two days to three, for at least the summer term, which means that the project will be running for a full 5 days per week in the coming months.
This, alongside a significant investment in music software, hardware and a recording studio in one of the centres (as a direct result of this project), shows that both venues see huge benefits in an ongoing commitment to music as an important tool in the development of young people finding themselves in secure units.