19:07 Wednesday, 12 February 2020
The video has been viewed and shared over 1 million times.
Source: Youtube (@cappabuenationalschool)
School children in Cork have taken action on climate change.
The 23 pupils and 2 teachers in Cappabue National School in Cork have released a rap about climate change.
After a recent beach clean-up, the children were horrified by all the litter they found.
They made a life size model of a whale from all the rubbish they collected, calling it ‘Moby Sick’.
The whale now lives in the yard to remind children to be more conscious of the environment.
Source: Facebook (@CappabueNationalSchool)
Not content with the beach clean-up, the children wanted to spread their message.
Their teachers enlisted rapper and producer Garry McCarthy helped the children write and perform their song and local videographer, and past pupil of Cappabue, Elaine Lucey to produce a video.
The video calls on everyone to make ‘one small change’ and has been viewed and shared over 1 million times.
School principal Norma Healy and teacher Olive Creedon say they have had contact from as far away as Australia since the video went online and have been overwhelmed by the response.
“I’m not going to cry,” said Ms Healy.
“We get emotional – they are brilliant,” said Ms Creedon.