Saturday, 2 March 2013

Djanogly Academy – Preparing Students For The 'B' Ark

Haseen Kamal, 15, a pupil at the school, is an aspiring rapper and she was particularly inspired by the workshop.
She is applying for a place at Confetti, a specialist music college, for when she finishes school.
She said: “Our school doesn’t normally do this and people usually put me down because of my rapping but this session has inspired me, I just wanted to grab the microphone and rap.
“I come from a tough background but I can’t see why I can’t achieve what KC Da Rookee has.
I love rapping about real things that affect us, and not about cars, girls and whatever. I write about the important things that are happening out there which people need to think about.
“I’m going to work hard to get as far as I can and I’m not backing down. I write lyrics every day.”
Well, that’s just great, I think you’ll all agree.

When did ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ start to give the answer ‘Famous!’, rather than ‘astronaut’ or ‘train driver’ or ‘veterinarian’..?
Beverley Malpass, 29, who is the head of year 11, organised the event and she thinks these talks can only make a positive impact on her pupils.
She said: “I have a lot of students in my year group that are very much into music and rapping and I believe having a nice positive influence here will be good for them.”
“Rookee did grow up in Nottingham and came from a broken home so it’s not unrealistic for the pupils to think they can do the same thing and do something great.”
Great! Because what Britain needs is more rappers!

Electricians, bricklayers, teachers & doctors..? Gosh, no! We can get by without them. Can't we?

9 comments:

microdave said...

"Music and rapping"

A contradiction in terms, if ever there was one...

Fahrenheit211 said...

Great. Another candidate for the dole queue. One thing on a related subject is that I've noticed that the amount of space and time an educational establishment spends on 'diversity' and 'respect' and 'equality' the more rubbish the 'education' is likely to be. See the College of North London in Tottenham for proof, which is an establishment that loudly declares on big banners outside that the place believes in 'diversity', 'equality', and 'respect'.

John Pickworth said...

Teaching basic maths would help...

How many professional rappers do we have in this country? Those actually earning a reasonable living from it? 200? 300 maybe?

Electricians? 120,000?

Bricklayers? Probably about 200,000

Teachers/tutors? 450,000

Doctors? 250,000

In my day, the state educated school boys of Nottingham were unapologetically bred for the coal mines, engineering or the army. Of course not all found themselves in these occupations but the majority did. And that was the point. These were the jobs that were most available at the time in that part of the country.

Anonymous said...

Stonyground says:

I have such wildly eclectic musical taste that I don't think that there is a single genre that I don't take enjoyment from, apart from rap. Still, I can see the attraction for people with no talent, seeing as you don't need talent to do it.

Furor Teutonicus said...

XX
When did ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ start to give the answer ‘Famous!’, rather than ‘astronaut’ or ‘train driver’ or ‘veterinarian’..? XX

We dis have one strange fellow, 197....when ws that....??? na 76/7...? Who, when asked by the carreers teacher what he wanted to be on leaving school, answered "I wannabe a TREE!".

But then his break time "cigarettes" were always suspischiously long and fat.

JuliaM said...

"A contradiction in terms, if ever there was one..."

Indeed! I share Stonyground's assessment of that musical genre.

"... I've noticed that the amount of space and time an educational establishment spends on 'diversity' and 'respect' and 'equality' the more rubbish the 'education' is likely to be."

Spot on!

"Teaching basic maths would help..."

You'd think common sense would tell them that?

"But then his break time "cigarettes" were always suspischiously long and fat."

Heh!

SadButMadLad said...

I can think of many others who should be on the b ark. #HHGTTG

Anonymous said...

If I was a music teacher, I would give rap a 'c'.

rielouise said...

'When did ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ start to give the answer ‘Famous!’, rather than ‘astronaut’ or ‘train driver’ or ‘veterinarian’..?'

(Is that what the good old baby boomers used to do?)

Since forever?

(Or, at least since my mother were a lass - she was born in 1949. She wanted to be a Hollywood actress and actually became a nurse.)