Thursday, 5 March 2020

Ireland - One Small Change

As an award winning film making school, we felt that this year’s school film project would be the ideal platform through which to raise the whole issue of climate change. 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!

Everyone involved was blown away by the song and we decided immediately to pull out all the stops to create a music video to do the song justice. Former pupil Elaine Lucey, who has helped with some of our film projects in the past, was happy to work with us.

We went on location to local beauty spots including Gougane Barra, Glengarriff Nature Reserve and Snave Beach, places which truly remind us that the area in which we live is more than worth protecting.
Local man Darren O’Sullivan and past pupil Daniel Lucey’s drone footage really enhanced the beauty of our surroundings to share with everyone. Filming was also done in school and in a parent’s jeep!  Car pool karaoke at its best!
 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”!!!