Following on from the huge success of Band Aid 30 in raising money and awareness of the Ebola Virus outbreak in West Africa. Staff from Royds Hall Community School, Golcar Junior, Infant and Nursery School school, and members of the Aspire Cooperative Learning Trust in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire decided to record their own version of the song. As well as this, both students and staff felt that it was important to challenge the 'traditional image of Africa' as a war torn, impoverished continent that has no hope of holding its own in the 21st Century.
Whilst the staff at both schools were busy recording and rehearsing: the gauntlet was laid down to the students to challenge these perceptions of Africa, and to dig deeper into the heritage, culture, beliefs and attitude of the people of the 47 countries that make up Africa.
In a series of lessons and form time activities, students were challenged on what they thought of Africa.
The resources for schools are avalable on this website.
Although we haven't released the song as a single, we would ask you to use the 'Donate now' button on the website to give whatever you can to the 'Ebola Crisis Fund'.
Thank you to Royds Hall Community School student Sanya Parveen for taking the photographs
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