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Latest News: HAPPY 10th BIRTHDAY TO THE NOTIVATE TRUST!
“Thank You” to every child, supporter, leader, administrator, organiser, helper… and anyone who has ever talked or thought about our work around the world.
On we go…
Latest News: Notivate London!
So pleased to announce the launch of our first programme in London.
We are very grateful to
Sir Francis Drake Primary School for hosting this group, which is led by the amazing Amy Clayton. Here’s an extract from her bio:
Since completing her Bachelor of Music degree at Royal Holloway, University of London, Amy now works as a freelance musician and a peripatetic instrumental teacher. In addition to this, her own company ActuallyAmy Songwriting, provides young people with a workshop to develop their creative and expressive skills through songwriting. Whilst studying, Amy received the highest mark in her final year for composition (recognised by the ‘Brian Dennis Memorial Prize’) and now aims to pass that knowledge on to her students and the young people she works with in her workshops. Amy is passionate about helping each student reach their potential and strives to ensure her sessions are fun, inspiring and completely inclusive of every individual regardless of disability.
We are working in partnership with Atomic Studios, so watch this space for some stunning new recordings!
Latest News: Anti-Bullying Songwriting Competition Final
This year’s final is to be held at 6.30pm on Friday 26th February at Spinney Theatre, Northampton. More details to follow…
A huge “Thank You” to everyone who sent in entries – and to parents and teachers who have supported the hundreds of children and young people that have been taking part. Finalists will be announced very soon.
This competition was made possible thanks to the generosity of Northamptonshire County Council, Northampton School For Girls and the support of our partners.
Latest News: 1,000 Songs
We have just recorded the 1,000th Notivate song!
It’s called “You Don’t Have To Be Afraid”, written and performed by these four accomplished songwriters:
Click here to listen to their ground-breaking song.
Latest News: Notivate UK Visiting Notivate UG
John and Marly from Notivate UK have been visiting our colleagues in Jinja. Here are their update videos:
For more information about Notivate UG, see below…
Latest News: Northamptonshire Community Foundation Grant
Thanks to those amazing folk at NCF, The Notivate Trust has been able to offer over 100 young people in Northamptonshire the chance to participate in our Music Video Production Programme. We have been working closely with NAYC (Northamptonshire Association Of Youth Clubs) and Youth Inspired, who have supported our work with young people in Duston, Hartwell, Wootton and Grange Park.
Duston Youth Club (For Amy):
Hartwell Youth Club (“Space Crime Monkeys”):
The Duston Collective:
Grange Park Youth Club:
Wootton Youth Club:
Click here for some more examples.
Latest News: Music Leader Training
In recent years, we have had an increase in the numbers of schools and youth clubs interested in offering the Notivate Singer/Songwriter Programme and Music Video Production Programme to their young people. So we have been working with a number of Post-16 students, who want to learn about our programmes and potentially join our music leader accreditation scheme.
In March, five candidates spent a weekend at Whitemoor Lakes residential centre, to mentor a group of children from St Brendan’s School in Corby, who were taking part in our Music Video Production Programme. Here’s the music video they produced:
Latest News: Notivate UG
In partnership with the Discovery Centre, we are helping to build a new Media Centre in Jinja, Uganda:
…as well as providing equipment and training for Notivate Uganda music leaders:
Here are the first fully in-house music video productions by the Notivate Uganda team in Jinja, written and performed by pupils at Nuvila Primary School:
…and Mwiri Primary School:
…and more recently, Busoga Junior School:
If you want to know more, watch the latest fundraising video:
For more pictures, videos and details of Notivate Uganda, click here.
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