THE Wychavon Youth Bus has been awarded £2,000 through the Tesco Community Bags of Help Scheme.

The project came second as voted for by Tesco customers and has been granted the funds for a new music project on the bus.

‘Mixed up! DJ Skills for young people’ will offer free DJ tuition classes to young people in rural areas throughout 2019.

Young people can directly book places and receive four free lessons to get them started on the decks and learn how to mix music. The first session took place earlier this month at Pershore College.

Bags of Help is Tesco’s local community grant scheme where the money raised by the sale of carrier bags is used to fund thousands of projects in communities across the UK.

Students met Lindsay Roach, the Evesham Tesco Community Champion, to receive the cheque for the project.

Lucy Rowlett, Sports and Social Co-ordinator at Pershore College, said: “It is great news for the students as they love the bus and they love music.”

To book a place, contact Rob Mace, Wychavon’s Youth Bus Officer, on