What is Project K?
During the Spring and Summer of 2013 we worked with ten primary schools in the Cardiff, Barry, Penarth and Rhonda Cynon Taff areas of South Wales. The pupils benefited from a fully funded songwriting project called ‘Project K’, a tribute to Kate Johnson, the sister of the charity’s CEO, Nathan Timothy. Kate was a visual artist in Cardiff who sadly passed away in July 2012 after a short illness.
The project delivered Master Peace workshops in ten schools and culminated in a celebratory event at the Millennium Stadium before the summer holidays.
Each workshop and school performance was filmed in HD and was shown for the first time to the assembled pupils at the stadium. Special guests included Songwriting Charity Ambassadors, The Floe, who performed an exclusive song written for Project K. BBC Wales’ Frank Hennessy joined our roster of special guests and addressed the audience of 300 children, teachers and families. It was a memorable day and one we aim to replicate when we bring Project K back to Wales.
The Songwriting Charity is now fundraising for Project K 2014 with the aspiration that Project K will live on and reach out to children and young people across Wales.
Songwriting Charity ‘Project K’ Schools
Cardiff: Oakfield Primary School (St Mellons); Rumney Primary School ; Springwood Primary School (Llanedeyrn); Trowbridge Primary School (Rumney); Willowbrook Primary School (St Mellons); Meadowlane Primary (St Mellons), Windsor Clive Primary School (Ely); Ysgol Gymraeg Pwll Coch (Leckwith)
Barry: Oak Field Primary School
Rhonda Cynon Taff: The Tai Education Centre (Tonypandy)
We are actively looking for sponsors and in-kind support, and if you are interested in supporting Project K now and in the future, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how you would like to get involved.