Rapper Curtis sings Dame Kelly praise

Rapper Curtis sings Dame Kelly praise

A Derby College rapper featured on a BBC Lifeline TV programme to highlight the support he has gained from the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust.

Curtis May, aged 18, is a music technology learner and joined the Trust’s Get on Track programme two years ago to help him overcome the challenges he faced at school and home.

Curtis said: “When I left school I didn’t really know what I wanted to do and I had a lot of anger problems and depression.

“I was bullied at school and had a lot of family problems at home. My sister suggested that I join the Get on Track programme and it has been brilliant.

“After the eight week programme, I continued to receive a lot of help from my athlete mentor GB swimmer Ross Davenport and I am now able to focus positively on the opportunities that are available to me.”

Curtis is now a student at the Derby College’s Joseph Wright Campus and continues to compose and perform his rap-style music.

Pic: Curtis May performing his rap-style music in the Derby College recording studio