Blastbeat leverages young people’s passion in music, sport, social media, multimedia and earning money to engage them in a structured and proven ‘learning by doing’ process.
Participants set up their own Event Social Enterprise (ESE) to organise a concert / battle of the acts for their peers, plus a sporting event (e.g. 6 a side football tournament of an e-sport FIFA tournament). They donate 25% of their profits to a local cause or charity of their choosing.
Blastbeat has two competitions in one: the first is around social enterprise and event creation; the other is around original music. The ESE teams compete to create the best events promoting team, they can get BTec/ GCSE, or A Level credits for successful completion of the programme.
Participants decide their own ‘jobs” from 14 roles on offer to engage in a national competition based around being the best events team or ESE in the country.
They all come together to present their work and get their final marks at the end of the programme at a social enterprise showcase. They also participate in the Blastbeat Finals in a major venue where the best ESE’s gain awards and funding going forward.
The best acts the ESE’s have discovered compete to be the best music acts at a major music showcase of unsigned talent with big headline acts
Dedicated staff and local mentors will be using the new interactive Blastbeat / FootBeat ‘Enterprise Social Media Platform’ that will support delivery within football academies and clubs.
Participants partake in sustainable, fun, enterprise creation activities with proven pedagogy and strong career creation opportunities. Thus they acquire key workplace, life skills and alternative careers.
Young people will benefit from real and practical exposure to wider social, moral and cultural education, encouraging more responsible, engaging citizens. Scholars establish lasting cross community intergenerational community relationship.
Blastbeat unlocks the potential of participants to do their best and builds bridges between the world of education and the workplace.
Blastbeat develops a creative youth movement for community social capital creation, with a proven pedagogy that works in schools, colleges, youth and sporting clubs in the UK since 2009.