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Magical Music raises motivation during Covid-19 lockdown

Magical Music raises motivation during Covid-19 lockdown

With the pandemic disrupting many avenues of support for local young people, Wisbech Town Council's Policy and Resources Committee was called upon to help make things a little easier for them.

Cambridgeshire County Council's Early Help Hub, who work with many families and young people in Wisbech, came up with an idea that would allow communication to be encouraged through creativity and music. It was hoped that musical instruments could be used as part of their work with young people to create opportunities for communication. Their application focused on the needs of young people who were at greater risk of isolation, social difficulties and in danger of disengaging from education. Wisbech Town Council have agreed to purchase musical instruments to the tune of £1000 and have set up a loan scheme.

The scheme will loan out the instruments as well as look to set up music sessions with those on the Hub's caseload. Councillor Miss Samantha Hoy said, "Our young people have had to endure so much during the last 3-4 months, losing out on education, being isolated from their friends and not having access to normal activities, and this is our way of giving a little something back. Music is the universal language and it crosses many barriers, we are hoping it helps cross the barrier installed by Covid-19".

The Early Help Hub said, "Remote sessions can be easier to set up when you are both developing a talent and the further aim is to use the instruments in work going forward on a 1-1 basis as well as groups when appropriate. These instruments will give years of joy to those we work with and they truly deserve a little something back during this difficult time."

Posted: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 09:42 by Tina

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