Wednesday, 28 July 2021


July 30th is International Day of Friendship!

'The International Day of Friendship was proclaimed in 2011 by the UN General Assembly with the idea that friendship between peoples, countries, cultures, and individuals can inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities.

The resolution places emphasis on involving young people, as future leaders, in community activities that include different cultures and promote international understanding and respect for diversity.'
We, as adults, know that friends - true friends - stand by us, no matter what: through thick and thin, good times and bad times, highs and lows, births and deaths, major house renovation-related nervous breakdowns ~ well, you get my drift...! 😁

We know that true friendship is a two-way street. 

Friends come in many guises: parents, siblings, spouses, children, neighbours, people we meet along the way.

Whether for a reason, a season, or a lifetime, friends are
an integral part of our lives, socially, emotionally, and spiritually, and they all have one thing in common - they enrich our lives and leave footprints on our hearts! 💗

As a mother and a teacher, I believe it is essential for children to learn the true meaning of friendship - to learn that it is not just about having friends, it is also about being a friend.

As a teacher who has always sung with students, I know and understand first-hand the power of music for helping children learn, as well as retain information (this, after all, is how most of us learnt the Alphabet...).  

To that end, my friend and colleague, Kathryn Radloff, and I create curriculum-aligned song & poem-based resources to help students learn curriculum content, themes, and concepts.

Our catchy song, 'All Weather Friends' is one such resource. The weather-themed lyrics 
help students to understand the value, meaning, and importance of friendship. 

   Video Preview Sample

Preview sample of a School Assembly Performance

This popular song highlights qualities of a good friend, such as loyalty, trust, honesty, and weathering the ups and downs of life.

The main message is clear - having a good friend means we are never alone, no matter what. 

If you are looking for a child-friendly resource to kick start discussion around the topic of friendship,
 'All-Weather Friends' not only fits the bill, I think you'll also agree, it also serves as a wonderful performance piece! :-)

Until next time, stay safe, and stay well!

Yours, in friendship,

Nuala :-)


Our ever-growing Curriculum Karaoke™ song video series is available to subscribing schools on ClickView, '... the world's leading producer of educational videos, providing curriculum-aligned content to schools.'


A Review:

'In terms of application to the classroom, and usability by teachers they rate a tick in every box.' ~ Brendan Hitchens, Teacher, Music In Action: A Magazine for Educators

'A Lesson In Every Lyric'