Music and poetry highlight music hub’s environmental campaign

Prize-giving at Portsmouth Music Hub's One World project on 23 May 2019

Portsmouth Music Hub‘s One World campaign, launched in September 2018, harnesses the power of music and the arts to engage children and young people, to challenge their thinking about the natural envirnoment and to inspire them to change their behaviour.

According to the hub, ‘The message is simple: how we interact with our environment and how we sustain our planet’s precious resources really will shape our future, and the future of generations to come’.

Tapping into the creativity of young minds with music, words and art

Music lies at the heart of One World, but the campaign has included art competitions, short films, story-telling in schools and an extensive use of web-based media. Recently, at a special prize-giving ceremony at Milton Park Primary School in Portsmouth, poetry was in the spotlight. Children and young people of all ages put pen to paper (and fingers to keyboards) to describe their feelings for the environment. Deforestation, ocean pollution and recycling plastics were just some of the many aspects of environmental awareness on display.

Portsmouth Music Hub CEO, Sue Beckett, who attended the prize-giving, said:

‘Creativity knows no bounds and from the very start of our One World campaign we wanted to ensure that we communicated an environmental message utilising as many art forms as possible. Tapping into the creativity of young minds with music, words and art, has fired up the imagination of children and young people, engaged a wider community of people and made the messages of One World far more compelling and, we hope, enduring.’

To find out more about One World, visit the Portsmouth Music Hub website.

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