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Carers on song with music skills [Sentinel, The (Stoke-on-Trent, England)]

September 17, 2013


YOUNG carers experienced what it is like to perform in a band when they joined music taster sessions.

A group of 11 to 18-year-olds spent an afternoon sampling music activities and enjoying a barbecue at Sandon Hall, near Stone.

It was organised by the Carers' Association Southern Staffordshire's young carers service, with support from the charity Make Some Noise.

Three young musicians have already developed a band with the music charity's help and they performed for other young carers on the day.

There were also plenty of other activities, from nail art through to lawn games.

The event was linked to a two-year project, which is being led by Make Some Noise and funded by Youth Music.

Through the medium of music, they aim to support young carers from across the county with their social and emotional development.

The programme includes skills such as writing lyrics, singing and rapping, composition, music production and learning to play different musical instruments.

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