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”!!!

40 comments:

  1. This song and the interpretation are wonderful.
    We love your rhythm and your voices:)
    Thank you for the important message!
    Ursula from Austria

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  2. I don't know how many times I've watched this video meanwhile. It's amazing in so many aspects. Brilliant job, great message, big fun!

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  3. Excellent all-round entry, which is great to watch and listen to!
    Good luck from Scotland..

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  4. Hi from Finland! We absolutely loved your sceneries, the magic forest and also the children <3 The photo shooting was stunning. The song tells us about an important topic. We liked the videos taken inside and on the truck :) Great video, good job!

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  5. Ireland is wonderful and the video looks like a professional nature-music video. The message of the song is very important and kids are great actors. I can see that they really care.

    Good luck from Estonia

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  6. Rhys in Scotland says:
    Great song and a very important message.

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  7. Emma N in Scotland says: It is a good song about saving the planet.

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  8. Jack in Scotland says: Cool, fun, good message about the environment. Lots of effort making it.

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  9. Oren in Scotland says: I liked the way you did it as a rap!

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  10. Poppy in Scotland says: Really cool song!

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  11. Emily in Scotland says: Important message!

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  12. Dylan in Scotland says: I really like this song because you put so much effort in to it and it was really cool!

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  13. Deacon in Scotland says: I like how they rap. I like how they get litter in the song .

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  14. Kitty in Scotland says: I like the rapping.

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  15. Isabelle in Scotland says: This is my favourite song!

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  16. A little more from Isabelle in Scotland: Ireland is definitely my favourite ! I LOVE it!

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  17. Conell in Scotland says: I like it because it's about the environment and how to save it.

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  18. tk from Germany8 May 2020 at 11:04

    important topic and cool beet
    and good text

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  19. LK from Germany8 May 2020 at 11:35

    I like the video very much! I like the pictures, the music and I like the topic environmental protection.

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  20. n.p. from Germany8 May 2020 at 19:33

    I think the video is very nice. I liked the landscape very much. I also find the theme of the song very fitting. Best wishes from Kassel, Germany.

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  21. Agnieszka Depta11 May 2020 at 14:04

    Krzyś from Poland says: The song is referring to a very important topic. The melody is very catchy. And most importantly : it's clear to see that the kids were having lots of fun while recording this video:-) Bravo IRELAND!!!

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  22. Mayflower Primary School enjoyed this song, it was a really important message and the actions and rap made the song even better. It was a very well written, catchy song.

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  23. Amazing! It could become a real European Hit. Please send this over the World you guys have a great message. My Kids love it and start to dance. I, their mom, got tears in my eyes. Wow!

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  24. AK fom Germany11 May 2020 at 19:49

    The song has a very nice beat and a beautyfull melody. Since I know this
    song, it's in my head. This song is a small change for the world!!!

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  25. Kids from Estonia

    I like it because it is in English and I can understand it. (Grant)
    It was vivid and the video was great. The topic is important (Frida)
    Your voices are very good. (Hannagret)
    Your song has pure, positive and catchy melody. (Ron)

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  26. The beautiful Irish landscape suits this song perfectly - a very good mix. Great singing from great singers! An important message in an original wrapping. Well done!

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  27. Teri, Viki, Adam, David from Slovakia: One of the best hip-hops ever! Eminem must be jealous :-) The sound master got the best from the kids' voices, so they sound a bit aggressive and insistent, how it should be in this kind of music. Not to mention beautiful scenery. We all love it!

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    1. And I must add that Gougane Barra is one of the loveliest places I've ever visited :-)

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  28. HB from Germany13 May 2020 at 12:26

    good video, great vokals.

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  29. I like the idea of your entry. It's so up-to-date. Great job!!!!!!

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  30. Martha Cemalovic14 May 2020 at 09:07

    Great Song. I will be happy when you`re whining.
    Good luck from Germany.

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    1. Martha Cemalovic14 May 2020 at 09:18

      Great Song. I will be happy when you `re wining.
      Good luck from Germany.

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  31. Mi piace tanto .Noemi Italia

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  32. I`m delighted! Your song is so cool! Enjoy the rap! Good luck from Ukraine<3

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  34. This is one of my favourite!!! Love this video. Amazing views, nice voices, so different video moments, very important message to all of us.
    Good luck from Latvia!

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