SONGWRITING WITH KIDS

 Pictured: Steve sharing some songs with students from Cannonvale State School before the songwriting and music workshop last week.

Pictured: Steve sharing some songs with students from Cannonvale State School before the songwriting and music workshop last week.

During two 2 hour sessions last week we managed to write, record and video a brand new song for the Whitsunday region. The enthusiasm of the primary aged kids to share their traumatic stories and help write a song about the catastrophic cyclone that hit their region back in March this year was inspiring. Cyclone Debbie devastated the entire region as a category 4 system causing $2.4 billion in damage and claiming the lives of 14 people across Australia. 

The song ‘Whitsunday Morning’ emerged from the stories of survival as kids recalled the disaster and weeks following the ordeal. Teachers and school staff were amazed at what can be achieved in a few hours with the kids captivated with the creation of ‘their' new song. Ian Bail has documented the events of the day and we will produce a YouTube video to share with the students and families of the school. We love doing this kind of work…. Letting kids know they are important to God right where they live. Pray with us that more opportunities will open up to encourage and inspire hope in hurting towns.