Gorton, Greater Manchester, suffers from widespread long term unemployment: unemployment levels in the area are over twice the national average. Due to low standards in the local schools (in 2009, 30% of students in Gorton North achieved 5 GCSEs compared to 64% nationally), Choices Community Trust (CCT) fear that this is becoming a cycle that is on-going in the area and are determined to find ways to help make a change within the community. Through music tuition and group lessons CCT have found a creative way to motivate young people, boosting their self-esteem and broadening the range of hobbies and interests available to them.
The children who learn the guitar with CCT often cannot afford one of their own, so we want to grow a stock of ¾ sized guitars that can give children living in poverty the chance to discover their hidden talents.
Read more about Choices Community Trust and their Arts Academy here.
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