WelCom August 2019:
Winners of the 2019 Caritas SINGout4JUSTICE song-writing competition, from more than 82 students from throughout New Zealand, were announced in July. The annual competition provides a platform for intermediate and secondary school students to share concerns on important issues through song. Each winner receives $500 in prizes towards their musical development.
This year’s theme, ‘Home for Good’, linked with the Caritas 2019 resource focus of South Sudan, the issue of displacement, and the challenges faced by millions around the world who have no home.
Junior winner for 2019 was Sina Finau of Year 8 at Campion College in Gisborne. Her song, Lifeline, with ‘guitar work and drum harmonies emphasising the song’s message’ is about the struggle South Sudan is going through, said Sina.
Aretha Mason, Sian Pegler, Cayen Tan-Vegafria and Elena Grasso of Year 11 at Sacred Heart College Lower Hutt took out the senior prize with their melodic song, Stars. The students reflected on how the loss of home can threaten your sense of identity and hope.
View the winning songs online at: caritas.org.nz/singout4justice