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Making Tracks for Jesus in Norfolk

Norwich Youth For Christ’s new mobile recording studio is proving a hit with youngsters in the county, and there are plans to embark on a national tour in the autumn. Network Norfolk caught up with them at the Royal Norfolk Show. Tony Rothe reports.

The Tracks van has been fitted out with the latest professional grade digital mixing and recording equipment, and has been functioning since January.
“We take the van out to schools, mainly, focussing particularly on struggling or disadvantaged children and young people” explained Sarah Ballard from Norwich YFC. “We enable them to undertake music and media courses, working towards recognized qualifications.”
RNS - SU tracks van 640CFThe van can also be rented out as a mixing and recording facility for bands, choirs and other organisations, or simply used as a PA for churches and other outdoor outreach events.
“Tracks” is usually crewed by the Norwich YFC band, pictured above, comprising Sarah, Ben Lawrence, and currently joined by gap year students Grace Bartlett and Anna Linton.
“We hope to take the van on a national tour in the autumn” said Sarah, “but that’s still at the planning stage. We simply want to engage needy kids in an exciting inspiring project, and give them chance to meet Jesus in the process”.  
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