Youngsters eligible for free school meals can join the band for free in south Warwickshire - The Leamington Observer

Youngsters eligible for free school meals can join the band for free in south Warwickshire

Leamington Editorial 27th Jul, 2023   0

BUDDING musicians eligible for free school meals can join the band for free in south Warwickshire this summer.

SPARKS Music is running its summer programme at One Nations Studio in Warwick and Bearley Village Hall near Stratford during the summer holidays.

And this year it has been funded by Warwickshire County Council as part of the national Holiday and Food scheme, which provides activities and a meal for vulnerable young people during the school holidays.

SPARKS summer band programme is free for young people aged ten to 16 who are in receipt of free school meals, for young carers, those who have a child in need plan or an education, health and care plan, and those with a support or social worker.




Over two weeks, the youngsters will form a band, design band logos and order t-shirts to keep, learn cover songs with the help of the band tutors, design a gig poster, take part in band photography and perform in a professional gig at The Box in Coventry.

No previous experience is required and instruments will be provided.


The eight rehearsal sessions will take place at One Nation Studios and Bearley Village Hall and will run from 9am to 1pm on the Monday to Thursday of the weeks commencing July 31 and August 7.

The gig is on the evening of August 11. The children will receive a lunch and drink at each of the sessions in Warwick.

This is the third year SPARKS has run its summer programme and it has previously been a big success.

Anyone interested should contact Clare Thomas on [email protected] or 07711 372538.

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