School children in Cork have created a brilliant rap video that warns of the dangers of climate change and urges people to do something before it’s too late.
The kids at the Cappabue N.S. school near Bantry teamed up with local music producer Garry McCarthy of GMC Beats.
Cappabue N.S. is one of the smallest schools in the region, with just two teachers.
However, it has a history of encouraging the pupils to express themselves in various mediums, including animation and video documentaries about life on the farm.
Teacher Olive Creed revealed that this latest musical project was inspired after the pupils looked at plastic waste in Bantry Bay.
In the song, the children admit that saving the world is becoming a tall order, but that we can all make a difference in our own small way.
They give several examples of how we can all do a little more to be environmentally friendly and add that these things aren’t too drastic.
Olive told Cork Bio: “The children wanted to spread the message to other school children as to how they too could make a difference in their own small way.
“After discussion and brainstorming, it was decided that a music video was the way to go. Contact was made with Garry McCarthy, GMC Beats, and he came to Cappabue NS for a “Song in a Day” workshop. Working in groups, the children came up with the entire content of the song themselves.
“Garry set up a recording desk in the classroom and, under his expert direction, “One Small Change” was born!”
“We are so proud of the end product. It is being shared extensively. The message the children wanted to spread is really being delivered, which is what the project sought to achieve in the first instance.
“We can all make a difference in our own small way”
Take a look at the video below.
Written by Michael Kehoe @michaelcalling