I live in a town called Nantwich, which is in Cheshire, and I go to Brine Leas High School. I am currently studying Art, Geography, French, Graphic Products, Science, RE, PE, Maths and English. I enjoy sailing, skiing and surfing, and I also play the flute and piano - I am grade 6 flute, and practising for grade 8 piano.
During my two weeks work experience, I have visited four workshops and spent time assisting in the office, helping to organise the Make Some Noise Launch Party (Wednesday 8th July 09). Seeing the workshops was a great way for me to gain a greater understanding as to what Make Some Noise does, and how this is carried out. Also, the time in the office allowed me to see what is needed to be done, in order to organise events, and by helping to organise some of the launch, I gained confidence in working independently.
Most of all, I enjoyed helping out with the launch, and seeing the result of my efforts come together. It was also another chance for me to see the effort Make Some Noise has put into helping children over the years and for me to see programmes such as Sound Check and Sonic db.
From the two weeks, I have learnt about Make Some Noise as a company, and how the programmes they run help and encourage younger children. Also, I have learnt what it is like to run a company such as Make Some Noise, and what is required to make a company a successful team.
To get more young people to take part in the projects Make Some Noise run, I suggest that programmes such as Sound Check perform in front of others more. This will advertise Sound Check and Make Some Noise, and also help boost the confidence of those involved. Also, I think that the most effective place for Make Some Noise to advertise would be through schools, and also perhaps to do taster days, at their school as this would give people an understanding of what the sessions are about.
If I had to describe Make Some Noise to a group of young people, I would describe them as being a very friendly and ace group of people who are willing to help you in different aspects of music. They are very welcoming and involve you in everything. Also, they are creative in how they carry out the sessions and in doing this, they create great opportunities for young people.
Make Some Noise could help me with my music by expanding their work areas to Cheshire, as I would love to join in with sessions that Make Some Noise run. This would also help other young people and give Make Some Noise a chance to expand the business to other areas.
Thank you so much Make Some Noise, I have had a great two weeks. :-)