A Cornish independent school and an international youth programme have co-developed learning resources centred around the upcoming G7 meeting at Carbis Bay.
The meeting of seven of the world’s largest economies will take place in the north Cornwall seaside resort in mid-June; the recently launched Sing2G7 programme and Truro School have published free educational resources for Key Stages 1, 2 and 3 to help teachers explain the summit to students.
Sing2G7 is designed to amplify young voices at G7 and “make it relevant to their young lives”.
More than 14,000 children from 22 countries, including pupils in over 150 UK schools, have signed up to sing the Sing2G7 song – ‘Gee Seven’ – created for the project by Sir Tim Rice and Peter Hobbs. A video of the song, sung by Truro Cathedral Choristers, has also been launched.
We couldn’t have foreseen the scope of what [Truro School] would produce, which is uniformly impressive in its substance, creativity and presentation – Christopher Gray, Sing2G7
The learning resources for pupils include lesson plans and fun activities created by teachers.
Sarah Patterson, head of Truro School Prep, said the school was proud to have designed the resources, which it hoped would help young people “stimulate conversation and consider some of the issues that will be discussed”. The plans tackle topics like climate change, the pandemic and poverty.
Christopher Gray, co-founder, Sing2G7, said: “When we asked Truro School if they would create G7 educational resources we couldn’t have foreseen the scope of what they would produce, which is uniformly impressive in its substance, creativity and presentation. It will be a powerful contribution to children’s learning wherever it’s used.”
The 15 module education pack includes lessons exploring G7 2021’s ‘Build Back Better’ core agenda themes, with science and humanities modules on climate change, vaccines and fairtrade.
There are PSHE modules on different folk stories from the G7 countries – and modules on tea and coffee drinking practices. The modules also discuss leadership and touch on young role models, such as Malala Yousafzai and Greta Thunberg.
‘Gee Seven’ by Sir Tim Rice and Peter Hobbs for Sing2G7 with Truro Cathedral Choristers