SCHOOL pupils in Honley are banging the drum about a new project to combat boredom.
Romeo and Glanda Mugadza and Niall Howard, from Honley High School, have started African dance and drumming workshops.
They launched the project with a £1,000 Nat West Community Cash Award from youth charity The Prince’s Trust.
The initiative aims to support disadvantaged 14 to 25-year- olds who struggle at school or face long-term unemployment.
The Honley High pupils applied for the money because of concerns about a lack of youth activities.
Niall, 15, said: African dance and drumming are brilliant and we wouldn’t be able to do it if we didn’t have the award. There wouldn’t be much to do at all.”
As part of the project, Nat West volunteers will help the pupils with budgeting and marketing skills, writing CVs and interview techniques.
Volunteer Jeremy Ince said: “When I heard about this project I just knew I had to be involved. These young people have had such a great idea for their community – it’s fantastic to be a part of it.”
Simba Mugadza, of Huddersfield based Simba Arts, is providing tuition in the drumming and dance.
To apply for a Nat West Community Cash Award, visit www.princes-trust.org.uk or call 0800 842842.