Youth supporting Youth
Over the last few weeks we had chance to run a couple of workshops with The Lighthouse CIC in Liskeard. Clare Bevan who runs the Girls Youth Sessions there asked if we wanted to call up and run some workshops as something different for them to do. Needless to say, we sorted the instruments, got our team of youth to design the activities in the workshops, packed the van and drove up.
Fun was the main theme, closely followed by Riptide.
What was great to see was our team of youth leading the workshop, giving lessons that were easy to understand and to really engage with other young people. The 2 x 2 hour sessions we held there over 2 weeks really were engaging and they found real fun. Playing songs that they knew and liked inspired them to rent instruments for the weeks in-between our visits and to learn more through YouTube and other sources. 8 instruments were loaned out in that time and left us quite surprised.
We ended both sessions with a sing along and again, that for us was a surprise as not planned and great to see that the participants were coming out of their shells and brave enough to give it a go.
They want more and we want to go back as we all had fun and a few actually managed to play and sign along with Riptide.
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