Date Posted... May 13th 2021
We are really pleased to be working with Sing2G7 to launch our G7-themed educational resources to primary and secondary schools across the world.
The recently launched Sing2G7 is an international programme designed to put children’s voices at the heart of G7 2021 and make the Summit relevant to their young lives.
The resources, which include lesson plans and fun activities for Key Stages 1, 2 and 3, have been created by our teachers, for teachers, in time for the UK’s hosting of the G7 Summit this June in Carbis Bay, Cornwall. They are available to download free from the Sing2G7 website.
The educational resources follow last week’s release of the Sing2G7 song ‘Gee Seven’, created for the project by Sir Tim Rice and Peter Hobbs. The song invites young singers across the globe to learn, sing and share their renditions of Gee Seven.
Sarah Patterson, Head of Truro School Prep, commented, “I am really excited to think that schools in Britain, Europe and across the planet will have the perfect opportunity to connect as we encourage our children to consider issues such as leadership, sustainability, and what it really means to be global citizens. Already thousands of voices worldwide have signed up to sing the Gee Seven song and I am thrilled at the possibilities this project presents in uniting children and teachers across the world to make G7 relevant to other children and for children everywhere to have a voice in the event.
“The whole premise of the Sing2G7 project is how do we make the G7 relevant to children and how do we put them and their voices at the heart of the summit. With this in mind we are delighted to share some ideas and lesson plans, and some fun activities, from our school to yours as we approach the G7 Summit. We hope that the lessons stimulate conversation and consider some of the issues that will be discussed.”
So far 14,000 voices from 22 countries, including pupils in over 150 UK schools, have signed up to sing the Sing2G7 song ‘Gee Seven’, written for the project.
Co-founders Christopher Gray and Esmé Page expect a similar take-up of the Edu-pack, Esmé said, “Gee Seven is a great springboard to get young children interested in G7 and to find their voice. With this outstanding education pack, teachers can harness that initial enthusiasm and go much deeper into G7 2021 agenda areas, such as climate change, the pandemic and poverty. This pre-Z generation is more than ready to have its say on those topics and the Edu-Pack opens up an empowering forum for them to do that. All the lessons are ready to go – all a teacher or parent need do is download and deliver.”
“The children really enjoyed the singing and have been talking now about all kinds of G7 issues,” said Hilary Tyreman, Head Teacher of Madron Daniel Church of England School, Penzance, where pupils began learning ‘Gee Seven’ last week. “I want to explore this further with them and the Edu-Pack is a fabulous ready-made resource for us to do this across all key-stages. Our school’s motto is ‘Together we can make a difference’ and these lessons will enable us to relate this ethos to G7 issues right across the curriculum.”
Christopher Gray, co-founder, Sing2G7, commented, “When we asked Truro School if they would create G7 educational resources we couldn’t have foreseen the scope of what they would produce, which is uniformly impressive in its substance, creativity and presentation. It will be a powerful contribution to children’s learning wherever it’s used.”
Rachel Delourme, G7 Youth Programme Lead, Education Leadership Team, Cornwall Council said, “This high quality education pack is a phenomenal gift for all teachers. We hope it will be widely used in our county and beyond.”
All resources are provided free of charge but schools who are sufficiently resourced are encouraged to contribute to the Sing2G7 Crowdfunder campaign in aid of UNICEF’s Give the World A Shot campaign: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/unicefs-covax-appeal/backers#start.
Other partners in the Sing2G7 project include Truro Cathedral, Cornwall Music Service Trust, Cornwall Council, The Diocese of Truro, Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station and Future Leaders Network.
Annabel Gregory – Drama Co-ordinator, English and Humanities Teacher (Prep)
Maggie Issaka – Assistant Head, Pastoral (Prep)
James Frewer – Deputy Head (Prep)
Jo Wormald – Head of Geography (Senior)
Sarah Finnegan – Head of Biology (Senior)
Katie Hill – RS Teacher (Senior)
Jane Ashdown – Art Co-ordinator (Prep)
Pete Sharp – KS1 Co-ordinator
Kate Williams – EYFS Co-ordinator
Sienna Chapman – Pre-Prep Teacher
Katy Millne – Pre-Prep Teacher
Natasha Mikail-Jones – Pre-Prep Teacher
Charlotte Banks – Nursery Teacher
Lianne Searle – Pre-Prep Teacher
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