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ETO Lyrics

ETO Lyrics is a new workshop series that uses the power of lyrics and songwriting to build confidence and support the creative expression of young people in Alternative Provision settings.

In ETO Lyrics sessions, classical and contemporary practitioners work alongside the students to write their own lyrics and create original pieces of music, combining contemporary and classical styles.

Delivered in collaboration with The Difference and local music hubs, ETO Lyrics will encourage participants to use their own experiences in a creative process, improving their mental health and wellbeing.

It is estimated that 1 in 10 children and young people in the UK are living with a mental health diagnosis. This number rises dramatically in Alternative Provision, where it is estimated that 64% of children have an identified SEMH (social, emotional, mental health) need. Here, listen to mental health researcher Dr. Robyn Dowlen talk about the positive effects of music making on the mental health of young people.

For more information about ETO Lyrics, please contact

Bradley Travis

Head of Learning & Participation