Music weaves its magic

Shane Orton of Metropolitan Music Rocks with Education Support students.
Shane Orton of Metropolitan Music Rocks with Education Support students.

Fourteen years 7 to 10 students from Hamilton Senior High School�s Education Support Unit take part in the Music Rocks program, set up to offer young people the chance to develop their social and personal dreams through music.

Education support co-ordinator Jo Baseden said the program had added an important dimension to how students learn new skills.

�School can be hard for all students when they start and for our ESU students this program has lots of social benefits,� she said.

�Students are finding a passion in music and for some of them it is an avenue to excel.�

�It is inspirational to have watched the students� development each week and the fact they can now play TNT, an ACDC song, is amazing.