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Residential 2010

Notivate Residential (2010)
This activity was made possible thanks to the very generous support of the Edna Newill Charitable Trust and the Northamptonshire Community Foundation Grass Roots Grant Fund. It was organised by the Notivate Trust, run by NAYC, Notivate and Mark One Digital and hosted by the Pioneer Centre in Shropshire.

In June 2010, 20 pupils from Delapre, Bellinge and Falconer’s Hill Primary schools were given the opportunity to take part in this year’s Notivate residential at the Pioneer Centre in Shropshire. Now in its ninth year, Notivate is a Singer/Songwriter programme for young people, designed to increase self-esteem, confidence to learn and willingness to take creative risks. Following the success of last year’s residential at The Frontier Centre, these young people were all given the opportunity to write and record their own songs, expressing their feelings and exploring issues relevant to their lives. In addition, there were a variety of outdoor challenges, including raft building, abseiling and high ropes, with a day out for swimming and ice skating. …and this year’s special guest was Sarah Davis, who led a series of street dance workshops.

All the young people took part in a range of activities that helped them face their fears, overcome obstacles and build their confidence. Throughout the week they also had access to a range of musical instruments, microphones and PA to help them in their song writing – or just for a jam… The drum kit proved to be very popular!

The week culminated in a performance of all the songs, which covered a range of topics (from Friendship to Feelings, from Mugging to the Meaning of Life!) and a range of styles (from Rock to RnB, from Reggae to Rap). Everyone took home a copy of a CD with all the songs, a certificate of achievement and some fond memories. All the songs have been uploaded, so search for “Notivate Residential 2010” in the song library.
Feedback from the week has been very positive, so look out for Notivate Residential 2011!

Notivate song library

Latest Songs Uploaded

I Didn't Ask For This
01 Aug 2017

Till The End
19 Jul 2017

Stop Bullying To Make This World A Better Place
19 Jul 2017

Please Note: Due to copyright, not all songs have been made available here. For more details, please contact us.