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Latest News: Anti-Bullying Songwriting Competition 2015
As we approach Anti-Bullying Week, please take a moment to consider taking part in this wonderful opportunity!
We’re inviting anyone under 18 to get involved in a competition to help beat bullying in Northamptonshire by:
…expressing a personal experience;
…sharing thoughts & opinions about bullying;
…showing support for those who have been bullied.
Just by writing a song.
Entries need to be in by 18th December 2015.
Ten finalists will be selected to perform in front of a large audience.
The winners of the Primary and Secondary categories will also have the chance record their song in a professional studio.
Here’s a short video:
…and here’s the Competition Entry Page.
If you want some inspiration, check out some of the songs written by previous participants by visiting our Anti-Bullying Songs page.
The winners of last year’s Junior section were Miah and Kira.
..and here’s their award-winning song:
The Senior section was won by Jamie Kimathi Milburn. Not only did he compose and perform his own song, Jamie also wrote the musical arrangement. Here’s his song, Hey Pal!, featuring Archie on Saxophone and Rowan on Violin.
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.
If you want to make a donation, please text NTVT15 followed by an amount of £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 to 70070 (eg NTVT15 £10) or contact us.
For information about any of the above, please contact us.