Following on from our Harmonise Crowdfunder earlier this year, our vital peace work begins in schools in Manchester and London this week. We will reach hundreds of primary and secondary school children over the course of this year in areas of high tension across Greater Manchester and Greater London. The young people we reach will write songs together and perform them to parents, teachers and classmates.
We are proud to present a preview of our new Harmonise resource for working in schools, in partnership with Refugee Week and British Red Cross. The resource is most suitable for Key Stage 2 Pupils.
Our group Everyday People:LDN of teenage refugees and asylum seekers have created the song below especially for you to learn and perform this amazing song with your pupils.
Carmel Smickersgill is an undergraduate composer at the Royal Northern College of Music who volunteers for Music Action International.
Since getting involved through her student volunteering placement, Carmel has played guitar in our Stone Flowers programme and put on concerts in aid of MAI. Intern Joel David Taylor speaks with Carmel about her gateway into composing, her work with us and music that is important to her.