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