VIDEO: Teenage Blackburn rapper wins video contest

First published in Blackburn

AN 18-year-old who rapped about alcohol, drugs and unsafe sex has won the NHS Blackburn with Darwen viral video competition.

ABOVE: See a clip of Sophie's winning rap

Their ‘Respect You – why be like the rest?’ campaign invited 13-19 year-olds to create a video on their views on risk-taking behaviour in a bid to win an iPad.

Aspiring rapper Sophie Thompson, who attends Blackburn Youth Zone to record her music, based her video on her own real-life experiences. She said: “It’s important to make people aware of what drugs can do and that they can ruin lives.”

Dominic Harrison, joint director of public health for NHS Blackburn with Darwen, said: “This has been a great opportunity for young people to make their voices heard on issues that can have dramatic effects on so many lives.”

Find out more at respectyoucompetition.com

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6:50pm Thu 31 Jan 13

2 for 5p says...

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NHS Blackburn with Darwen viral video competition.

Viral diarrea more like. :-)
QUOTE NHS Blackburn with Darwen viral video competition. Viral diarrea more like. :-) 2 for 5p
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8:25pm Thu 31 Jan 13

tajmahalovertheoldmarket says...

Innit
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