Hip Hop Program
 Hip Hop Program

Right Track seeks to engage with young people through programs that work to their interests and offer a collaborative way to build skills and impart targeted safety messages. Through youth consultation it was identified that there was a desire for a program which uses music to involve young people in messages of safety and respect.

The Hip Hop program was created to offer an opportunity for young people to participate in an engaging and interactive program which helps to prevent anti-social behaviour around the public transport network and to build positive relationships with Transit Officers, some of whom are also Hip Hop artists.

The program delivery is flexible and adaptable to the needs of the students. Previously it has been delivered in a two week program focused on lyric writing; a six week immersive program, linked to the curriculum resulting in a music video; or a one-off workshop structure if time is limited.

Girls Academy group leader Tara Morrison said the program had had a noticeable effect on the students, particularly how often they went to school.

“The program’s impact on attendance was great,” she said. “One of the students was on 25 to 30 per cent attendance last term and she’s now on 72 per cent.

“I think hip hop works because it’s out there in society, you see it on TV and the kids feel they can relate and better express how they feel through hip hop rather than just speaking with somebody.”

Contact us to discuss how a Hip Hop program could benefit your students.

 

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Hip Hop Video with Reach1 Teach1 and Girls Academy

Hip Hop Video with Reach1 Teach1 and Girls Academy

Respect. We’ve just released our latest collaboration with Reach1 Teach 1’s DJ Trooth and a group of young aboriginal women from Girls Academy. This hip hop track and music video was written and recorded by the young women at Girls Academy urging their peers to “just show a little respect” on the bus and train network.

Let's talk about trespass

Let's talk about trespass

Did you know that rail trespass is on the rise in Perth? But do you know what trespass is exactly? Let me clarify for you. 

Right Track Hip Hop Finale

Right Track Hip Hop Finale

The Right Track Hip Hop finale took place last Friday at the One Step Closer program in Armadale. This time PTA Transit Officer Lawrence Hoxey was joined by Transit Officer Jordan Keilar and the pair rap battled before Lawrence performed some of his latest tracks for the youth. It seemed everyone wanted to be involved - with One Step Closer staff rap battling it out themselves!

Take extra care around trains and train stations this winter

Take extra care around trains and train stations this winter

Chilly winter temperatures and rainy, windy weather aren’t just an annoying side-effect of the change of seasons, they also serve as a reminder that being safe around the rail network is just as important in the colder months. The next time you’re at a railway station or a pedestrian crossing during wet weather, make sure you do your best to adjust to the conditions – and we don’t just mean bring an umbrella.

 

Right Track Hip Hop is back… with a twist!

Right Track Hip Hop is back… with a twist!

If you’re a regular follower of our blog then you may remember the Right Track Hip Hop events we ran as part of Community Safety Month towards the end of last year. The events were such a huge hit that we decided to bring them back for 2016! Transit Officer Lawrence Hoxey and his crew came down to the One Step Closer program in Armadale on Friday nights throughout April to deliver those important rail safety messages using hip hop, rap and different musical instruments. The youth got involved with rap battles and built a rapport with Lawrence which helps to break down those barriers between young people and Transit Officers out there on the network.

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