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Mid & East Lothian Chamber Announces 2018 Business Award Winners

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The 2018 Mid & East Lothian Business Awards took place on Thursday 25th October at The Brunton, Musselburgh. Continuing the success of previous years, the event was, once more, a wonderful evening, which brought together around 300 guests representing businesses from East Lothian, Midlothian and beyond.

The Commitment to Youth Development sponsored by DYW Edinburgh, Midlothian & East Lothian. This award recognises a business that has been successful in engaging with, supporting, mentoring and motivating young people whilst at the same time providing them with skills to develop their own characteristics, values and habits. Heavy Sound CIC received this year’s award.

 

The power of music in education 

    Learning comes in various shapes and forms for students. Some are instantly invested in the classroom environment and others take time to adjust. In certain instances, pupils may be completely disconnected to learning.

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COOL Music is a collaboration between Glasgow Caledonian University and the Edinburgh-based social enterprise Heavy Sound, founded by Jordan Butler. It has developed a programme that aids disillusioned and disengaged students to reconnect with themselves, education, and music...

Teachers’ Resource Magazine: http://teachersresource.co.uk/the-power-of-music-in-education/

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Edinburgh rapper helping troubled teens      

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Heavy Sound was founded by former rapper Jordan Butler, who was homeless by the age of 13 with a history of addiction to drugs and alcohol. He now leads a team of tutors who use music-making to engage young people to improve their health and wellbeing. The project started last year and works with young people aged between 12 and 18, many with poor school attendance records.

Read more at The Scotsman: https://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/culture/music/rap-tutorials-help-troubled-scots-school-pupils-turn-the-page-1-4754899

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Edinburgh Evening News: https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/entertainment/edinburgh-rapper-helping-troubled-teens-1-4754989