I produced this video originally to inspire the kids at my school (Great Yarmouth Charter Academy) to write music. They’re all hooked on YouTube and half of them have their own gaming channels! It’s been really heart-warming to read their beautiful comments pouring on to YouTube about the video and song. I hoped that seeing their teacher working hard to achieve a professional looking product would inspire them to aim higher.
It seems that making a pop video has given me a bit of kudos and made me seem a bit more interesting! One boy in isolation yesterday whispered ‘I liked your song Miss’ and rather than continuing to sit defiantly, the boy wrote a descriptive, emotive poem about war which he wanted me to read. This was a 15-year-old boy from Great Yarmouth – proud of his poetry. It was a beautiful thing!