It’s not every day you meet an inspiring role model and music mogul who owns a tv/music platform and then get to work with them on creating a music video with one of the UK’s up and coming MCs. But just before Christmas our students were lucky enough to take part in a fantastic project with Jamal Edwards from SBTV and the Department of Education.
The task was to create a new grime track starring P Money, with the help of a few apprentices, to illustrate the opportunities available to young people.
If you want hands on experience within the Film, Media, Music, Production industry, make Wilberforce 6th Form College your first choice.
Jamal Edwards MBE is a British entrepreneur, author, and the founder of the online urban music platform SBTV. Edwards was keen to raise awareness about the breadth of opportunities available for apprentices:
“There’s still an assumption that you can only do apprenticeships in trades like plumbing and construction. That view really needs to be reversed and I hope this track and accompanying films will help get the message out there.”
Gemmaine Walsh, director of the communications group at the Department for Education, commented, “Jamal’s success building SBTV into one of the UK’s most well-known music brands shows what can be achieved when you follow your passion and choose a path different from the norm,”
As a sixth form college, we are dedicated to bringing real experiences to our students across all our subjects …. but this one was surreal.
Having been selected for the venue of the music video and our students to feature in the music promo, our Creative Media, Film and Music students experienced working backstage for this fantastic project. From drone work, stage management and film production, this hands-on experience will help them further their future careers in the music and film industry.
With our own recording studios and the launch of a record label (Ronno Records) last year, Wilberforce is a hive of activity for students wanting to get on to this type of career pathway. We give them the platform to showcase their amazing talents, work behind the scenes on a variety of music and theatre productions as well as learning skills for promoting and advertising live events. Our Music Performance and Music Technology students are also part of Humber Street Sesh each summer where we sponsor the Youth Stage.
Check out the 6 part series on SBTV here. Look out for our college and students in episode two