Sunrise Elementary • Save the Sky
As a part of the Surrey district wide BIG IDEAS program focusing on environmental activism and volunteerism; students from Sunrise Ridge worked with Hip Hop artist Kia Kadiri to create a rap song featuring original lyrics, set to a medley of music selected by the youth. Over a 6-week period students, had the opportunity to work with Kia during 8 sessions. They explored the history of hip-hop culture, and related it to different types of activism, as well as learning the technical aspects of collaborative writing. Finally the class had the chance to record their music, and assemble various types of mixed media such as artwork and photographs to create a fun slideshow featuring their song “Save The Sky”.