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Pledge 2

The Pledge project was run by Music for Change in conjunction with Find Your Talent. The project saw Music for Change artists Alex, Téa, H. Patten and Kev and Dan team up with visual artists, a costume designer, and a dancer from Find Your Talent to work with secondary school students in Shepway.

The project is about the young people making pledges towards a positive change in attitudes, understanding and behaviour in the community towards the issues surrounding asylum seekers, immigration and refugees. The project began by both the artists and students participating in a fact and fiction session run by Migrant Helpline - a charity which provides relief for asylum seekers, refugees and migrants who are in distress. Then followed four weeks of workshops where the artists and students worked together to explore the pledges they could make and how to express these creatively. The project culminated in a sharing event at Folkestone's Quarterhouse where the students shared what they had been doing and made their pledges.

The artists re-visited the students in January 2010 to reflect upon whether the pledges had been kept and whether they had made an impact in the students' communities.

You can read the outcomes of this in the Pledge Web Report.