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International children’s charity, Angels, is offering nurseries and primary schools the chance to star in their own music video and receive a visit from top children’s presenter Andy Day as part of its newest fundraising campaign.
Angel is working to get 1,000 of the world’s poorest children back to school and has already built a temporary pop up school providing food, resources and support for children in South Africa.
The charity wants to see as many nurseries and primary schools in the UK raise money for the project by learning and performing the chorus of the song, ‘Angels Welly Beat’ that has been written especially for the competition, in the most inventive way possible.
Nurseries can use their own bodies, musical instruments or even recycled products to perform the song whilst all wearing wellington boots, in recognition of the old South African gumboot tradition which was historically used in the mines as a form of communication during Apartheid.
The nursery or school that raises the most money for charity will receive a special visit from CBeebies presenter Andy Day and the nursery or school behind the most inspirational video will win the chance to feature in the songs' music video.
Mr Day said: “I‘m really excited to be part of the Angels’ campaign as I truly believe education is the key. The children’s situation is desperate but if we can help free a child’s mind, inspire them creatively through music and give them hope we have built the foundations for a different life path.”
Angel, which launched in 2006, has created a three step programme designed to help children back into formal education. Children are given food and then encouraged to re-engage with learning by introducing a musical phonics based programme into their day. The final step is to give every child an ‘Angels Bag’ containing clothes, toiletries and learning resources to give them everything they need to return to school.
Every Angels Bag costs £10 to produce and the charity aims to raise enough money to give 1,000 children a bag, helping 1,000 children back into the schooling system.
Every nursery interested in participating is being urged to register by 2 April to receive their teacher’s pack which has a variety of fundraising ideas around the theme of storytelling and music.
To sign up for the competition please visit: http://www.angels-charity.org/campaigns/welly-beat-challenge
For more information visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KQEOA2r7gQ&feature=youtu.be