Youngsters show off their musical talents

Musical celebration...Youngsters from the Inclusive Music Projects performing at Woldgate College.

Musical celebration...Youngsters from the Inclusive Music Projects performing at Woldgate College.

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A CELEBRATION of musical talent was held at Pocklington’s Woldgate College recently.

The school welcomed two groups of youngsters representing the East Riding and York who are taking part in the Inclusive Music Projects (IMPs), a partnership initiative between Woldgate, Accessible, Arts and Media (AAM) and interactive Music Accessible To All (iMATA).

The young students performed to a packed audience and were able to showcase musical pieces they had produced and composed themselves.

They were also able to sing and sign songs they had learnt as well as songs they had written and composed.

Jeff Bower, headteacher at Woldgate, said: “I am so impressed with the inspirational work being done by AAM and IMATA and delighted that Woldgate College has the opportunity to be involved.

“The concert was a hugely enjoyable showcase for this excellent work and I look forward to seeing the project go from strength to strength.”

IMPs started in September this year thanks to funding from Awards for All and Humber and Wolds Rural Community Council (East Riding) and Youth Music (York). This was the first opportunity that the East Riding and York groups have had to meet and perform.

Inclusive Music Projects aims to give disabled and non-disabled young people a unique opportunity to work together as equals, learn new skills and celebrate abilities.