Part of our funding from the Thornton & Ross Anti Knife Crime fund was used to deliver a range of music focussed activities over the October half term holiday.  Our drop in sessions ran for four afternoons and gave young people the opportunity to get support with lyric writing from poet Matt Brown, learn music production skills with FarangDan and try guitar, drums and keyboards with Noah Burton. They were also given the opportunity to work in the lighting and sound booth.

Sessions took place in Small Seeds, an intimate music venue in central Huddersfield. There was a relaxed atmosphere and refreshments were provided for participants. Supporting the workshops were student social workers, who were also keen to participate - they even sang to give the young people more confidence on stage! The project has helped the students see the benefit of finding different ways to engage extremely vulnerable young people. At the end of the final session all staff, students and participants gave a short performance.