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Young people celebrate their achievements

Young people from Marsh Farm and surrounding areas were presented with awards at a ceremony on 10 September 2014, at Futures House, Marsh Farm, in recognition of their achievements in gaining qualifications in music production.

As part of Marsh Farm Futures commitment to the local community, they were able to secure lottery funding for a youth project for young people in Marsh Farm to learn skills in a field they were interested in. The unanimous decision was for them to learn skills in music and film production.  In conjunction with Jamrock media, a project was run for three months from October – December 2013.

At the ceremony chaired by Cllr Roy Davis, some of the young people accompanied by their proud parents were presented with AQA awards (part of the Unit Award Scheme (UAS), a ‘can do’ accreditation scheme for recognising learning and success)  and guests watched a short film that they put together to show the skills they had learnt in film production.

Speaking at the event, Co-ordinator of the event, Marsh Farm Futures Youth and Communities manager, Cathy McShane said:” The efforts of these young people can be seen in the work and level of commitment that they showed in completing the project. They should all be extremely proud of their achievements.”

Cllr Roy Davis said:” It is marvellous to see all the work that these young people have done. The short film they made was of such a high standard as was the music. Marsh Farm Futures are committed to helping young people from Marsh Farm to achieve their dreams and we will continue to seek further resources to fund such projects. Well done to all.”