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WAVE Academy

Students from the River Dart Academy and Stansfield School have attended our provision at Sound Communities' studios since 2020.

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Both of these schools cater for young people whose mainstream school placement has broken down due to a variety of reasons including social/emotional/mental health needs.

There have been some great successes working with the students including a regular podcast called ‘Wavey Wednesdays’ and raps written, performed and recorded by students at the studios. Students frequently plan and prepare their work over a number of sessions before working towards a product at the end.

Additionally, some students who have particular aspirations in the area of music have accessed Sound Communities for work experience opportunities.

Key Aims:

  • Learn new skills in creative media
  • Increase confidence to express participants' emotions
  • Allow young people’s voices to be heard
  • Increase access to broadcasting

I genuinely mean it when I said it is one of the best (if not the best) experience I have seen for our students (since 2008!). Parents were also really pleased with the experience when I spoke to them.

Tony, Teacher at Stansfield Academy

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