The Gen Verde ‘Start Now’ project was held at Notre Dame and St Boniface’s College earlier in November, led by 12 international artists and performers.  Gen Verde’s purpose was to offer our students the opportunity to break down barriers of prejudice and celebrate diversity, peace, collaboration and self-esteem.

In the intense 5-day programme the band worked with groups of young people from both schools to share skills and prepare them to perform in concert alongside Gen Verde members.  Participants were encouraged to develop existing talents and discover new ones. Through the creative and rehearsal process of preparing a show, the band and workshop members worked side by side as co-protagonists and members of a team in which respect and openness are the norm. If you attended the final concert you will know what a remarkable experience this was for our students. Thank you to all those who supported this event and all the students who took part.

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