The Beats is an exciting multimedia project using the latest laptops and music software. It allows us to harness all the creative talent we see in young people, yet still be educational.
Run as an enterprise challenge, working together as a team they allocate roles including project manager and accountant and produce an album. The album is then sold by them as a CD which people buy for a donation, the profit that the group make will be used to help children in places like Africa.
A lot of the pupils we work with are creative but struggle with behaviour and attitude. We hope that by taking part in The Beats they will develop new skills and work better in teams. We also hope to show them the many benefits they have growing up in the UK in comparison to children in other parts of the world who don’t have the same opportunities.
This programme runs for approximately 12 weeks, depending on the number of young people involved and production times. It is intended to partner the Step Up course, running immediately after the Elevate programme to further develop skills learned during that time.
Alternatively the Beats can be tailored so you can run it in youth and community groups.