Will Kennard, one half of dance maestros Chase and Status, has unveiled to the BBC his plans to open a free school in London’s East End, aimed at developing musical talent in the area.
In a short film for BBC1’s ‘This Week’, Kennard explains his focus for his ELAM (East London Arts & Music) project, and how he is looking to turn his skills from the turntable to the timetable.
The scheme, championed by MP Michael Grove, is to be set up in Tower Hamlets, an area Kennard explains as “one of the worst areas for child poverty”. The school, set to open next year, will be “aimed to tackle “social disadvantage and challenge the status quo.”
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