Following their winning entry in the upper primary/lower secondary category of the Songwriter (Performer) Youth Award last year, a group of our talented students will be treated to a songwriting workshop on 10th December (Human Rights Day). The workshop will be delivered by an impressive mix of Youth Awards judges and professionals, all of whom are renowned within the music industry, and will see pupils guided through the songwriting process with the final product being recorded by a professional producer.
The artists involved are:
- Singer-songwriter and Youth Awards Judge, Lucy Rose
- Jack Steadman of the Bombay Bicycle Club, also a Youth Awards Judge
- Singer-songwriter Benjamnin Francis Leftwich, composer of “Shine” – Spotify’s most addictive track 2014
- Bjӧrn Agren, former Razorlight guitarist
- Singer-songwriter Rae Morris, whose first album debuted in the UK Top 10
Amnesty will introduce the rest of the school to the ‘Write for Rights’ campaign, using the case of Moses as reference. Students will be encouraged to take action by choosing their own case and writing a card or letter to be sent to one of those affected (or to appeal for their release).
Patcham High’s winning track can be found and listened to on this page: https://amnesty-youth-awards.org.uk/2015-winners-songwriter-performance.html