Loyle Carner invites teens with ADHD to get cooking

UK rap­per Loyle Carn­er is invit­ing young peo­ple to take part in his sum­mer cook­ing school for teens with atten­tion deficit hyper­ac­tiv­i­ty dis­or­der (ADHD).

Now in its third year, the Chilli Con Carn­er cook­ing school is a free ini­tia­tive he runs in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the social enter­prise Goma for teens with the disorder.

Carn­er grew up with ADHD him­self, and found com­fort in both music and cook­ing as out­lets to chan­nel his ener­gy and cre­ativ­i­ty into.

Chil­dren with ADHD dis­play behav­iour­al symp­toms, such as inat­ten­tive­ness, hyper­ac­tiv­i­ty and impul­sive­ness. Around two- to five-per-cent of school-aged chil­dren are thought to have ADHD, accord­ing to the NHS.

With his cook­ing school, Carn­er hopes oth­er young peo­ple will also find peace through cooking.

In order to take part, you must be aged between 14 to 16 and have ADHD.

The cook­ing school will run from August 27 to 31, and you will need to be avail­able in Lon­don on those dates.

You can apply to the course via a video sub­mis­sion here. Spaces are limited.

You can watch a doc­u­men­tary about the cook­ing school, released in 2016, below.

Carner’s debut album, Yesterday’s Gone, was nom­i­nat­ed for the 2017 Mer­cury Prize last year.

Vis­it the Goma Col­lec­tive to see more of the groups social action projects.

Image: cour­tesy of Loyle Carner/Goma