Grade eights of Kopkop College have chosen a perfect theme for their music project, titled “change starts with me,” to focus on the importance of positive individual actions.
According to music teacher Joshua Rumbino, the project involves a musical video, which will be produced by the students and uploaded on social medial in the coming weeks, as part of their assessment.
Working together as a group, the class said it took them a week to decide on a topic, which they felt was timely amidst so much bad reports of violence.
“This is our music project on our mini-production and is based on the hashtag Change Starts with Me.
“What our hashtag actually mean is if you want change in the world on the issues that are affecting the country, it has to start from you and once you change, you influence the ones around you,” Class rep, Verolyn Lavai said.
“Hence Juanita Kokomani, another student rep said they have set out key recommendations which are, “For all men to respect women, and basically we are focusing on violence against women and we asked that men to respect women’s rights and to let men know that women also have the right to freedom and speech.”
Juanita said as a class they learnt how music can be used create awareness and send messages of hope according to the events affecting the lives of everyone in a country and globally.
“We also experienced the feeling of collaborating with everyone, it has been fun, everyone came together and gave their suggestions, and it was great working together as a class.”
Part of the project saw the music students, carrying their hashtag from classroom to classroom, and having teachers and students pose for photos inside the colorful hashtag, created by the music students.
Mr Rumbino says involving the school in the music project and having them take photos, allows people to talk and be part of the change.