Student Songs

Parkdale Junior & Senior PS

At Parkdale, the project took on an amazing multi-lingual character – with songwriting groups of 4 or 5 students each creating songs celebrating their school, community and country in 7 different languages.  In performance, at the Spring Into Parkdale concert, all the participants joined in on every song’s chorus, no matter which language!

Nuestra Corazon (Spanish)

Les grandes villes canadiennes (French) 

Queen Street, Queen Street! (Tamil w/ Tagalog & Arabic) 

Banjul to Toronto (Mandinka) 

Crossing the Ocean (Hungarian)  

High School Upstairs (Tibetan)  

Fern Avenue PS

At Fern, the project was embraced by the school’s French Immersion program – groups of 3-5 students each writing in French about a theme encountered in their Canadian History class.  It was inspiring to see learners not only expand their new-language vocabulary and pronunciation, but also take risks and have fun in recording and performing these original works!

La peine de mort  

Le drapeau magnifique  


Quel quartier Roncy!  

Tim Horton

Drapeau d’identité  


Queen Victoria PS

At Queen Vic the project was taken on by 2 grade 5/6 classes, who each, as a class, wrote one song focussing on an issue of social justice that had been part of discussions and curricula – in this case, the right to clean water and immigration experiences, respectively.  The songs were featured live, in performance on CITY TV news!

Water Should Be Fair
Water Should Be Fair 

To Make A New Start