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Cash for special school drumming project in Easington Colliery
A SPECIAL school in Easington Colliery has been given a grant of £28,500 to fund a drumming project.
The National Foundation for Youth Music awarded the cash to Glendene Arts Academy.
Vice principal Craig Platt said: "We are genuinely delighted that we have been selected to receive funding from Youth Music.
“It's a wonderful opportunity for our pupils. Being able to work with professional musicians across the whole of the next academic year is mind blowing as it’s not just a one-off project.”
Children will work with the Boom Dang drummers, an internationally acclaimed side-ways drumming band, which plays a mix of drum and bass, bhangra, hip-hop, Latin, Afro-beat and Moroccan trance music.
he added: "It will provide our students with the time and space to develop their musical skills and techniques. What a learning opportunity.”
Youth Music supports life-changing music-making opportunities for children and young people with least opportunity.
Executive director Matt Griffiths said: “We know that through music, many young people find a new focus in their lives and in this way, the Glendene Arts Academy will be providing them with a life-changing experience."
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