Collie PCYC youth love their town in new rap song
PCYC Centre case manager Louise Harnett told South Western Times (a paper of The West) that Mr Samuels ran programs for at-risk youth, with each session teaching the children a new topic.
“Every session they learnt about something new, so it was either about bullying, racism or personal integrity and from week six to week 10, they actually made their own rap song,” Miss Harnett said.
“In the final week we recorded it and we went around Collie to the different spots they talked about in the song.”
PCYC Centre administration assistant Kirsty Milne said the song focussed on everything the kids loved about their town. She told South Western Times, “It really shows what they appreciate about our town and makes us open our eyes as adults to the things we take for granted.
“It has been a fantastic experience for each and every one of us.
“We think a lot of people are going to be really excited about it – it is a happy, good vibes song. It really shows the positive side to Collie.
“It will be something for the children to look back on and when they are famous – hopefully they will remember Collie PCYC.”We are sure that these children feel a huge sense of pride in not only creating an original song, but in the overwhelming support and pride their town is wrapping around them for their achievement. PCYC Programs are funded by donations, grants and assisted largely by volunteers. Activities and programs are for all the community, developing young people and contributing to safer, healthier and happier communities. Judging by the smiles on these faces, Collie PCYC has helped engage not just this group of young people, but their entire town. To get involved in Collie PCYC, call 08 9734 5767. Please see the PCYC website for more information on other PCYC centres making a difference in WA. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5HI6bDeE0Y&feature=youtu.be