THE EFFORTS put in by organisers of music clubs for young people, including those with learning disabilities, have won special recognition.
Young Suffolk has given an award to the Bury St Edmunds-based Amp & Deck music clubs for the excellent standard it has achieved in delivering learning.
The clubs were created three years ago by drummer Ian Bishop and DJ Steve Law, who now hold sessions every Wednesday at the Rehearsal Rooms in St Andrew’s Street South.
Aimed at 11 to 18 year olds, lessons are given in drum, guitar, DJ and keyboard skills.
Other sessions are held in Mildenhall and neighbouring towns and the pair go into several local schools delivering a variety of music skills to children with learning difficulties and also an Upbeat Project for young adults.
Young Suffolk is an independent voice for voluntary groups supporting young people and its award and its panel of judges saw that Amp and Deck ensured the safety of young people.
Details: call Ian Bishop on 07960558678, or the website: www.ampanddeck.co.uk