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Learn to rock in Wymondham

PUBLISHED: 10:47 16 April 2009 | UPDATED: 14:59 14 July 2010

Youngsters are learning how to rock Wymondham in five weeks.

Wymondham Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) has managed to guarantee 8-10 young people a place at the new rock school, where they can train to become “rock stars”.

Youngsters are learning how to rock Wymondham in five weeks.

Wymondham Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) has managed to guarantee 8-10 young people a place at the new rock school, where they can train to become “rock stars”.

Members of the SNT have secured funds for equipment such as a drum set and guitar. The team have worked alongside Norfolk County Council who has supported the project by sourcing money for the venue and a music tutor.

Youngsters who live in the Silfield area of Wymondham have very few facilities or activities aimed at their age group, other then the recently opened youth café at Rothbury Community Hall, which has been very popular among the young people.

Young people liked the suggestion of a rock school where they can tune up their sounds in a fun, cool and safe environment.

The rock school gives youngsters the opportunity to learn new skills, increase self-esteem and self-discipline. After they have completed the course they will be able to record their music and make a unique CD.

Jo Baker will be running the rock school sessions that will take place twice a week. Jo is a well respected music tutor who is experienced in teaching rhythm, beats and rock.

Wymondham Police Community Support Officer Daniel Shelley said: “The rock school hopes to be a great experience for young people. They will get the chance to make a CD to show their achievement over the five weeks course.

“We seek to pop in on a regular basis and see the progress made by the youngsters at the rock school. Through youth engagement the SNT aims to increase young people's confidence in the police.

“We hope that this is the first of many courses we can offer young people in the area.”

The music sessions will be taking place every Thursday and Saturday at the Woodshack Rehearsal Studios in Wymondham.

To find out more about the rock school contact Wymondham SNT on 0845 456 4567 or email sntwymondham@norfolk.pnn.police.uk.

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