Hip-hop music to Ellenbrook Secondary College students’ ears


Carlos Estigarribia, Cole Cullen, Chloe-Lea Stone and Scott Griffiths.                             d461215
Carlos Estigarribia, Cole Cullen, Chloe-Lea Stone and Scott Griffiths.                             d461215

ELLENBROOK Secondary College has launched a new hip-hop program for its students, aimed at utilising the therapeutic |nature of music to build self-|esteem and stimulate the |creative process.

It is the first school in Australia to implement the dance |program.

“Hip hop 101” also provides life-long skills such as leadership and teamwork that could be used within students’ |career and personal development.

Program facilitator Scott Griffiths is a qualified youth worker, Tafe lecturer |and ambassador to charity Canteen.

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Touted as the “Godfather of hip-hop” in WA, Scott and his band Downsyde have travelled the world with music and witnessed first-hand the benefits and impact music has on young people.

His passion for music and youth services sparked his creation of the program, which was quickly snapped up as a short course at Central Tafe, as well as the College being able to pilot the program in secondary school.

Scott teams up with world renowned B-Boy Carlos ‘Pepito’ Estigarribia, who has taken out the title for Australian B-Boy championship three times