Back to School For The Bunker

Last Wednesday The Bunker hosted a day of workshops for some year 10 students from Seaham School. A selection of students who were interested in the music industry was invited along to come and see what we do here at The Bunker. Split into two sessions, (morning/afternoon) the day was overseen by The Bunker staff but was planned and delivered by The Bunker’s creative apprentices.

The students of seaham school learning about DJing

The students of seaham school learning about DJing

The apprentices spent the weeks before planning several workshops that showcase what the bunker does, as well as showing what the music industry is like to work in. The apprentices have been working at The Bunker since February and have been integrated into the music profession ever since. So who better to show these young students what its like!

Here’s Alex Lynch talking about the experience of showing future student what happens at the bunker:

“If I had this opportunity at school I’d have said “sign me up, sounds class!” so when The Bunker said that they were going to host a day of workshops for a school, we apprentices knew we were perfect to show them what we do. “

The morning workshops included Djembe drumming and a drum orchestra that resulted in the students delivering a performance after their sessions. The afternoon included singing, DJ and music production workshops where the singers were also given the experience of being in a professional recording studio and had their performance recorded. Liam Huitson, the event organiser, talking about the success of the workshops:

 “The whole day was a success, all the workshops went really well. The singing workshop was such a success that even the cameraman joined in!”

The Apprentices joining forces with the students in the singing workshop

If your school is interested in the work that The Bunker does or you are wanting more information on the kind of workshops and course packages The Bunker can offer, please get in touch either via email info@bunkeruk.com or ring 0191 5671777.

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The Percy Hedley Foundation (On a Drumming Workshop)

Staff Quote: "It was a very lively session which all the students engaged. It was good for the students to express themselves."

Students Quote: "I liked the drumming, I liked the beats. The teachers were nice, I learnt new skills to do with drumming."

 
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Staff Quote: "It was a very lively session which all the students engaged. It was good for the students to express themselves." Students Quote: "I liked the drumming, I liked the beats. The teachers were nice, I learnt new skills to do with drumming."  

Barry Hyde, The Futureheads

"The Bunker is a superb place to have in Sunderland, it is a breeding ground for talent and without it I doubt I would have ever become a professional musician. I have been going there for 15 years and it's better than ever. It's soulful, ethical and affordable and the city would be screwed without it. I love it."
2013-08-12T23:38:07+00:00
"The Bunker is a superb place to have in Sunderland, it is a breeding ground for talent and without it I doubt I would have ever become a professional musician. I have been going there for 15 years and it's better than ever. It's soulful, ethical and affordable and the city would be screwed without it. I love it."

Manifesto magazine

“The Bunker improves lives of young people in Sunderland by providing unique opportunities for musicians and amazing support and encouragement of their creativity.”
2013-08-12T23:38:31+00:00
“The Bunker improves lives of young people in Sunderland by providing unique opportunities for musicians and amazing support and encouragement of their creativity.”

Peter Brewis, Field Music

"Sunderland owes a great deal to the Bunker. Not just because of the bands it has helped to nurture. Well known bands reveal only a fraction of the important work that the bunker does. The work the bunker does is truly invaluable and our City cannot do without it!
2013-08-12T23:38:48+00:00
"Sunderland owes a great deal to the Bunker. Not just because of the bands it has helped to nurture. Well known bands reveal only a fraction of the important work that the bunker does. The work the bunker does is truly invaluable and our City cannot do without it!

Sandhill View School

"We are sincerely grateful for The Bunker's contribution and support to the Work Experience Programme. Their work is always very much appreciated"
2013-08-12T23:39:06+00:00
"We are sincerely grateful for The Bunker's contribution and support to the Work Experience Programme. Their work is always very much appreciated"