– PAST WORK –
B: Logic was delivered in partnership with Ealing, Hammersmith and West London college. The project was a work-based learning programme, features included:
- Music and Radio Production workshops – participants learnt to create beats, record vocals, create a radio advert and put a radio show together
- Employability skills sessions – covering CV writing, interview techniques and presentation skills
- Personal development and mentoring
- The young participants gained a City and Guild Level 1 or 2 Literacy and Music Production qualification
- E2 – Events management project for young people aged 16 – 19 years of age
- Training in organisational & entrepreneurial skills, marketing & promotions, media production (graphic & web design and radio & music) and IT
- A team of young people organised a real event, showcasing emerging talent from the UK!!!
- The ‘Fixed 4 Your Future’ (F4F) project is funded through the Big Lottery (BIG) Youth in Focus funding stream. The Lead Partner is Prospects Services Ltd other partners include Brent Care Planning, Youth Offending Service, Genesis Community Foundation, First Rung, the College of North West London and BANG Edutainment.
- The programme featured Personalised Life Coaching where each young person referred had access to a qualified Prospects life coach, who helped the young individual identify goals that they would have like to achieve in the future regarding their health, career, housing, finance and relationships. It also featured radio based training and activities which enabled the participants to develop skills in radio and communication (speaking & listening), improve their self-esteem and build confidence and resilience. The young people received a certificate of attendance as well as a Level 1 LOCN accreditation in Speaking and Listening and a Level 1 in Sound and Audio Production.
- Inspired Radio was launched in August 2012 by BANG Edutainment, Surrey Youth Service and A2Dominion. The station broadcast for 28 days on 87.7FM after successfully applying for a Restricted Service Licence (RSL) through OFCOM. The station had a reach of 7km, over 500 listeners and accredited 15 young people in an OCN broadcasting qualification. We also partnered with Soundhive to run an exciting wrap party featuring more than 20 young local musicians.
- The success of the project led to students from Thomas Knyvett School being awarded the prize for Innovation and Enterprise by the Spelthorne Education and Business Partnership, presented by the Mayor of Spelthorne in November 2012. In March 2013 music and radio charity FairTunes won funding to equip the station on a permanent basis and train mentors and young people on the use of the studio. Station Manager Kary Stewart installed the equipment and was responsible for delivering the training.The project was funded by Heathrow Communities for Youth and led by BANG Edutainment and A2 Dominion. The Lifetrain Trust was supporting the project, providing access to Ashford Youth Centre and has offered to provide pastoral support on Saturdays. Once again the station will broadcast on 87.7FM with the same reach.
- BANG was funded over a two year period by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation to create and deliver a manual from which community radio stations across the country could be able to deliver accredited radio-based training for young people which focused on improving their speaking and listening skills.
- Making Men provided a 12 month mentoring relationship to 190 boys in the borough of Brent. Over that 12 month period, mentors and mentees egaged with each other a minimum of 24 times, supporting all beneficiaries to improve GCSE and/or other training qualification.
- This was a programme whereby young women trained to become mentors to younger women who they met weekly and assisted to develop a range of skills. This enabled both sets of beneficiaries to develop a range of transferable skills to improve their future employment prospects.
- Ward Working Project was a 12 week radio production programme for 11-16 year olds that focused on radio production and broadcast, delivering weekly workshops which aim to engage the wider community, including local residents, police, voluntary groups and the council.
- The young people who took part discussed themes such as youth perception and issues that they face as well as focusing on gangs and youth crime. Content also promoted local democracy amongst young people during the local elections at the time. The training at BANG for Ward Working aimed to research and discuss content around democracy and civic participation, creating public service messages around the topics that will also be broadcast on air.
My NW10 was funded by Heritage Lottery and engaged young people from Brent. It involved:
- Developing content for BANG Radio to be broadcast during Black History Month 2012
- Exploring the communities in NW10, Brent from the 1980 till 2010
- Researching what the area was like in 1980 and the changes that occurred since then
- Looking at the different cultures, music, food and local businesses in the area