Jasmine took part in our Music Minds teenage mental health programme. She’s featured in this video singing the song she wrote, accompanied by musicians from Gloucestershire Academy of Music. Her headteacher tells Jasmine’s story:
“Jasmine’s confidence and self-esteem was very low. She would not want to offer ideas unless prompted and seemed incredibly shy.
I noticed a big difference when she started working on Music Minds with The Music Works. Each week I saw her confidence grow as she was able to access her own creativity and produce something of her own that she felt had quality and worth.
She began to open up in lessons and even started to perform in front of her peers. She even performed her own song at in our final Christmas Concert in front of the whole school to rapturous applause.
The video of the work with the string ensemble is a triumph and a celebration of the journey that Jasmine has travelled in this short time.”
Hayley Benfield, Assistant Headteacher, Henley Bank High School.