YULE Brook College students enjoyed three hip-hop song writing workshops with indigenous musicians thanks to The Smith Family.
Seventeen students took part in the charity’s SmArts enrichment program, which allowed students to write and record their own music under the guidance of experienced performers.
SmArts engages with schools in disadvantaged areas by increasing their creative skills, self-confidence, social networks and knowledge of post-school options.
The Smith Family’s WA general manager Ian Moore said the Yule Brook College students were amongst the first in WA to benefit from the program.
“SmArts has been successfully running in other parts of Australia for a number of years and we are pleased to be offering this program for the first time to students in WA who could really benefit from the experience,” he said.
“This program demonstrates opportunities available within the arts to students who may otherwise have no exposure to the field, encouraging them to stay engaged in their education and exposing them to career options which may be suited to their artistic interests and talents.”