Arts & Wellbeing ADTRAC Project

Music & Words ADTRAC Project

What is ADTRAC?

The ADTRAC project is aimed at supporting young people aged 16-24 who are either ‘Not in Education, Employment or Training’ (NEET), or are economically inactive. They often have barriers to employment including social isolation, poor mental and physical wellbeing, and negative previous experiences of education. It is funded by the European Social Fund and operates across the North Wales Regions of Denbighshire, Conwy, Gwynedd, Wrexham, Flintshire, and Anglesey.

What is The High 5 Project?

The Gwynedd ADTRAC Team were looking for proposals from organisations to help them showcase and celebrate the fantastic work of the programme and to tell the personal stories and experiences of the young people who had benefited from the programme. The project was to be “The High 5 Project” and it was to be designed and run by the young beneficiaries of the ADTRAC programme. The Gwynedd ADTRAC Team loved the proposal from Rewise and the High 5 Project was born.

What We Did

Rewise Learning worked with a group of 12 young people, who had taken part in the ADTRAC programme, to facilitate them in creating 5 unique case studies that would showcase the effect ADTRAC had has on them. This would include wellbeing, work skills, self-confidence, and motivation. With the help of Rewise tutors, participants designed and created 5 unique case studies through various digital means that represented student’s experiences.

The case studies included:

  • Mask Case Study

    • Representing personal growth using art. Participants created three masks showing emotions throughout the ADTRAC programme.

  • Computer Game Design

    • Demonstrating journeys through creation of novel computer games they created themselves.

  • Family and Friends Interviews

    • To show how the ADTRAC programme affected those around them.

  • Music and Words (see video above)

    • The creation of songs, music videos, and animation to convey how ADTRAC has affected their lives.

  • Text Interviews

    • Carrying out feedback from ADTRAC by text message. A video was created to showcase these.

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Project Outcomes

  • Young people from the ADTRAC programme was given the chance to design, develop, and project manage their own project, facilitated by Rewise tutors.

  • Participants learnt a range of skills including project management, project design, working under pressure, communication, delegation, and more

  • Practical skills such as coding, video editing, music production, arts skills, lyric writing, interview techniques, and more

  • The project won a pan-county European Social Fund award for projects funded by the ESF

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

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PARTICIPANT, ADRAC, DOLGELLAU

I really enjoyed it. I learnt a lot of new things that were really interesting. I will definitely recommend for anybody else.

PARTICIPANT, ADTRAC, CEARNARFON

Something you don't learn everyday, but really good and entertaining. I like that it was hands on.

PUPIL, SWANSEA SCHOOL

“I learned so much about how to manage a business - financial management, marketing strategy, and people management. I feel well prepared for the world of work!”​