Raising Our Voices

Raising Our Voices will enable you to bring music into the classroom through simple singing performance opportunities. The resource will also support literacy development through the construction of song lyrics.

Raising Our Voices is an inspiring series of lessons from Oxfam which enables you to deliver a cross-curricular project. The principle focus is on the role of music in social change.

Focusing on issues of inequality, with particular reference to the Civil Rights Movement in the United States and the land rights of indigenous communities in Chile and Bolivia, the sessions will enable learners to explore aspects of human rights. Pupils will also research equality issues and discover how music has been used to express people’s voices in a protest context.