"This is what students and the Irish education system needs"
Devised by the Word Up Collective, Hip-Hop Hooray brings a unique approach to education – using hip-hop and rap music to unlock young people’s creativity. Led by some of the rising stars of the Irish urban music scene, the workshops will use perhaps the most recognised musical genre of the moment to give students an inspiring and enlightening experience.
Having produced a series of critically acclaimed tracks and performed at shows and festivals across the country, our artists are ready to teach others to rap in a fun and relaxed environment. In doing so, they will encourage students to explore and write about issues that are very personal to them – including mental health concerns, bullying and future hopes. Fully covered by public liability and employer's insurance, workshops can be tailored to suit a range of ages and abilities and have already been delivered to the likes of Newbridge College, Killashee Denominational Primary School and Tallaght Youthreach.
Over the course of a ninety-minute workshop, attendees will:
Workshops can also be expanded to a full day or longer recurring course to include:
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"The students really enjoyed working on their rhymes, it was great to see them build their confidence and self esteem. I would thoroughly recommend that schools and youth services use the Word Up Collective as a way to give students a platform to work on their issues or ideas and present them in such positive and entertaining way. This is what students and the Irish education system needs" . Rob Rice, Óige Nua Education
"I would like to compliment the Word Up Collective. In collaboration with our students, they have succeeded in creating an innovative workshop, using different teaching styles, producing fun and colourful raps - all in a welcoming environment. A far cry from the usual workshops. All students were encouraged to join in and at their own level. No one was left out. It was such a great day. Well done guys, look forward to the next workshop". Luke Coyne Curry, Tallaght Youthreach Teacher