GALLERY: Disabled young people try out rapping, playing instruments and more during music workshop

09:00 19 April 2014

Disabled young people on musical journey at the Queen Mary Centre, Wisbech with the Papworth Trust holiday club.   Jacob playing the Guitar. Picture: Steve Williams.

Disabled young people on musical journey at the Queen Mary Centre, Wisbech with the Papworth Trust holiday club. Jacob playing the Guitar. Picture: Steve Williams.

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Twenty disabled young people picked up instruments and tried their hand at song writing and beat boxing during a musical workshop at the Queen Mary Centre in Wisbech.

Two music mentors from Beat This introduced the youngsters from the Papworth Trust’s holiday club to various instruments, electronic music making, singing, song writing, beat boxing, rapping and MCing.

The music session is part of the My Marvellous Musical Journey project made possible with funding from the National Foundation for Youth Music.

The Papworth Trust and Beat This were awarded a grant in December to run a programme of music based mentoring.

Papworth Trust’s transitions business manager Linda Roberts said, “This is an amazing opportunity for young people to make music.”

Lee Ashton, of Beat This, a group which helps young people with additional needs express themselves through music, said: “It is great to work with the young people, finding out their musical passions and skills.

“We use technology and tailored approaches to help build up their musical skills. Music is such a fun way to express yourself and learn new creative skills.”

Papworth Trust supports 340 young disabled people through its youth clubs and holiday clubs across the East of England.

To find out more, go to www.papworth.org.uk/youthclubs

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