The RoKzKool Academy Charity
An innovative musical project
The RoKzKool Academy Scottish Charity has been operating in and around the Highlands for over 5 years, gaining charitable status in July 2019.
At RoKzKool Academy (SCIO), we run workshops during term time for young people of all ages and backgrounds, working in partnership with Schools and Communities. We also offer week long courses during school holidays which emphasise music, sport and fun. We have facilitated many Events and Galas, and now are being given the opportunity to perform for our 2nd year at Belladrum!
All of our Students work towards building skills and incorporating recognised awards, such as Hi5, Saltire, Youth Awards and DofE.
Our aim is to build confidence, self esteem, resilience and social skills as well as independence and respect; we provide a platform for our students to develop skills and knowledge to perform their best not only on stage but in the spheres of work, life and society.
Health and well-being is encouraged, as is parent participation, with a student led approach that allows students to become a main part of every project we deliver. We have guest speakers from our partner organisations and companies offering opportunities to Rokzkool Academy through residential retreats and local activities run by organisations such as The Rotary Clubs, local Youth Development Teams such as Clachnacudden FC. We receive sponsorships from co-op, Asda, Tesco, Albyn Housing Association, Cairn Housing Association and the Tulloch Group and more, working together with Youth Highland, Signpost, Highland Children’s Forum, SNAP, NAS, and the NHS to allow us to work together for the benefit of the Community.
We enhance and encourage musical skill through a variety of activities, believing that everybody has some kind of musical ability that only needs inspiration, confidence and direction to find it. Our workshops offer a series of activities devoted to the musical, emotional and social development of youth. The facilities are designed to entertain, exercise and stimulate them in a positive way while reinforcing good social skills in a group environment.
Our commitment to young people
We are committed to fostering a good relationship with the young people we assist, promoting socialisation and solid friendships, strong interpersonal skills and reasserting a sense of hope in their futures. Only through positive personal relationships can a sense of individual responsibility be established that will give young people the motivation and dedication to follow through on the path to their goals with a sense of pride and accomplishment.
To achieve this young people will be in a caring, inclusive learning environment that encourages them to do their best and find self-respect. RoKzKool creates a learning environment that will be an invaluable resource to young people, aspiring mentors and the communities at large.