Pupils feel power of rap music
A GROUP of rappers visited an Ashford school to help challenge issues of discrimination and prejudice through the power of music. Five MCs from South London worked with year nine pupils at the Towers School as part of a citizenship day. Organiser Becky Ings said: “The MCs worked with the kids to help them write their own pieces, they then performed them to the rest of the year group. “They really think about issues that affect their lives and are able to express them in a way that they can relate to and understand.” The five MCs are independent artists who volunteer to work with youth groups in their spare time.
Rapper Oliver Seager, better known to his fellow rappers as Kotchin, with Towers School pupils
Rapper Karis O’Brien, known as Lady MC, with pupils