Leeds school makes music from rubbish

Rock School UK director Isaac Heywood leading a workshop with youngsters in Leeds.
Rock School UK director Isaac Heywood leading a workshop with youngsters in Leeds.
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Music was made from rubbish as a Leeds school was transformed into an orchestra during a creative workshop.

Youngsters at Little London Community Primary School rapped songs and made musical instruments out of old baking trays, buckets and stepladders as part of the YEP’s Clean Up Yorkshire campaign.

The free Junk Funk and Scrap Rap workshop, run by One Day Creative and Rock School UK, was organised to encourage children to recycle more.

One Day Creative managing director Stephanie Noble said: “With all kinds of ‘junk’ in our big, green bins – or bass drums, as we like to think of them – our pupils delved into a world of music that is quite literally all around them.

“Buckets, old baking trays and even stepladders were put to great use as our pupils learnt all about the importance of caring for the local environment.”

She added: “We could not be more excited that the YEP is rallying the community to engage people with an issue that we are already championing in our schools.”

Clean Up Yorkshire is encouraging communities, businesses and schools to hold litter picks in June to make the city sparkle.

As part of our Clean Up Yorkshire campaign, we’re asking readers to sign a petition urging the Government to give new powers to councils to fine people who litter from vehicles –one of the biggest contributors to trash on our streets.

To find out more and sign the petition, visit you.38degrees.org.uk/p/litterfromvehicles and the Clean Up Yorkshire section on our website. If you’re organising a litter pick in your community, let us know by emailing hannah.start@jpress.co.uk and send in your pictures and details of how it went.