A friend from school invited me to one of the music workshops run by Reaching Higher. He knew I loved to write music and rap so thought I would enjoy the session.

The leaders helped me improve my performance as at the end of every term we had a showcase. This really helped me as I’d never performed in front of a big crowd before, only in front of friends at school. The more I performed the more confident I got and my rapping style improved.

My teachers came to see me perform and were really impressed. They agreed to allow me to start using rap as part of my music course if I gave as much effort in the rest of the subjects.

*some faces and names may be changed to protect the identity of the young people