Sing Up and Oxfam join forces to create a new resource which gets kids thinking and singing about global issues
Published by Hayley Enright for Livewire Public Relations in Education
Sing up and Oxfam join forces
Sing Up and Oxfam have joined forces to create an exciting KS2 resource using singing as a tool to explore global issues.
The free, downloadable pack, which is available from 11th September 2012, focuses on the theme of food and small-scale farming across the world, using music to explore this in a creative way. With Sing Up’s specialist resources and Oxfam’s expertise in active global citizenship, the resource takes pupils through the Learn-Think-Act process, helping them deepen their understanding of food as a global issue and encouraging opportunities for performance.
The resource has been designed to meet the recommendations of The National Plan for Music Education and the government’s call for every school to have a ‘singing strategy’. It supports the practice of singing as a classroom activity, enabling teachers to integrate music into the classroom in an inclusive way and ensuring every child sings and performs regularly.
John McLaverty, from the Oxfam Youth & Schools team, says: “Oxfam is very pleased to be launching our first collaboration with Sing Up, linking together music performance and global learning in a unique and exciting new way.”
Michelle James, Sing Up Chief Executive says: “The causes Oxfam deals with engage and inspire children, so the singing resources we have developed are an ideal way of helping them to understand these global issues more deeply.”
Each song is presented with extension activities that raise awareness and support citizenship education. Included is the accompanying sheet music, a step-by-step guide to learning the song, links to the curriculum, plus links to online audio files and backing tracks on the Sing Up or Oxfam websites, freely available for Sing Up Friends and Members alike.
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