We have teamed up with International development agency Christian Aid to write 3 original songs about climate action and global justice, including one which sends a message to world leaders to work for a ‘fair world for all’. The songs have just been published on Fischy Music Online:
With the UN climate summit COP28 getting underway in Dubai (from 30 November to 10 December) we are hoping schools across Scotland and the UK will use the songs as a vehicle for exploring issues around climate justice, equality and global citizenship in the classroom – and express the hopes and dreams of young people who are asking for urgent action to address the climate crisis.
Stephen Fischbacher, founder of Fishy Music said:
“We discussed these global themes and potential song lyrics with the children and the three songs give them the opportunity to use their voices to speak to people in power asking for a fairer and greener world, where leaders embrace the opportunities to tackle the climate crisis and make the world a fairer place.
‘Let Justice Roll Like a River’ gives children the opportunity to express their desire for justice in a powerful way to Governments, leaders and companies and ‘Speak Up’ reminds children that they have a voice and can make a difference. We hope these songs will give children in primary schools across Scotland, the UK and beyond a sense that they can make a positive impact on their world.”
Youth and Schools Manager at Christian Aid Catherine Odell said:
“We’re delighted to collaborate with Fischy Music for the first time and believe we’ve created a great new resource for schools to use to explore global themes. We know how much young people care about the climate crisis and this is an opportunity for them to express that through song.
“What’s exciting is that the song, Let Justice Roll Like a River, features school choirs from around the world, including Scotland, South Africa and India. The lyrics are powerful and urge world leaders to listen, ‘as we want a fair world for all’ and call for justice to be at the heart of decisions made for our people and planet.”
Children at St David’s R.C. Primary School in Edinburgh are among the young people featured in the music video.
Angela Burgess, Head Teacher, St David’s R.C. Primary School, Edinburgh said:
“It was a wonderful opportunity for our young people to work with Fischy Music and Christian Aid. They thoroughly enjoyed the musical experience but most importantly, this collaboration enabled our young people to feel heard. They care about peace, justice and global citizenship, and this project has helped them to share their voice across the globe. Thank you!”
The songs are available on the Christian Aid website and on Fischy Music Online, our song-streaming platform for schools and churches. If your school doesn't have a subscription yet, find out more and subscribe to a song package.