Vision for Education’s Bristol team were delighted to present Lakhile from Venturers’ Academy with his award for winning Engage in Their Future’s annual National Creative Awards.
The competition, which Vision for Education sponsor as part of our giving back to the schools programme, offered students and staff from the national network of member schools the unique opportunity to express their creativity through short story writing, photography, poetry or all three.
Lakhile’s entry was a song inspired by the effects of Covid-19 and the subsequent lockdown. Because of his Autism, Lakhile sometimes finds it challenging to express how he feels, but he has found that music really helps. With the support of his music teacher, Alphonso Archer, Lakhile wrote his song, ‘Kill the Corona’, in the style of his favourite musician, Stormzy.
Speaking about his superstar student, Alphonso said: “Lakhile showed interest and talent in music at a very young age. He can play songs on a keyboard after hearing them only once and his ear for music is unbelievable! He writes his own songs, arranges his own music and likes to play drums and guitar too.”
To claim the top spot, Lakhile faced some tough competition, with the judges having lots of exceptional pieces of creative work to choose from. Each year we are astounded by the quality of entries and 2020 was no different. You can check out Lakhile’s song on the Engage in Their Future website, along with all the other winning entries.