Colburn Youth Project


Colburn DJ’ing Course

Young people from Colburn Youth Project have successfully completed an 8 week DJ’ing course held at Colburn Library. The project was set up to offer the group a new positive activity to boost their confidence, whilst learning new skills in music and technology. Funding to run the project, and to buy new set of DJ decks for the club to keep, was secured by Senior Youth Worker, Edwina Anderson through Higher York’s ‘FutureHY’. The aim is to raise young people’s aspirations in Colburn and promote pathways into higher education. Together with Youth Worker, Rachel Hall, young people were encouraged and supported, resulting in the project being enjoyed by all.

The course was created and led by music teacher, Matthew Anderson.  Activities were tailored to accommodate a range of abilities, aiming to give everybody a sense of inclusion and achievement. Sessions involved setting up the equipment, learning how to operate the different buttons and controls correctly and finally understanding different rhythms and beats to mix music.

Colburn Youth Project runs free sessions every week on a Monday evening at Colburn Library and Wednesday evening at Colburn Village Hall, 5:30pm – 7:30pm. Young people, aged 10 – 16, are encouraged to stay for the full session to get involved in termly projects as well as other general activities, including  games, arts, quizzes, baking, cooking and computers. For more information on the project, to volunteer within sessions or join the clubs voluntary youth committee, please email