We delivered a music making programme within secure services for young people. The activities we delivered included music making/music production using a wide range of instruments, creative writing in the form of spoken word, poetry, song composition and rapping as well as graphic design to create their own album and artwork.

Young people were able to develop their music-making, as well as using expression as a positive outlet and tool for personal development through which they were able to build confidence and self-esteem,  overcome significant barriers and address past trauma. 

As well as music making and creative arts, we produced a short film (supported by the Bank of Scotland school for social entrepreneurs programme, Scotland 2016/17), which captured elements of the project and allowed young people to experience the power of video as well as gain knowledge and experience of using professional film-making cameras and equipment.

The Project was funded by Creative Scotland Youth Music Initiative and Edinburgh Secure Services