Song writing for Grief Project

Song writing for change, loss and grief

A group of P7 pupils worked with Mr Santer on an international song writing project last term, involving linking up children in both Scotland and Greece with hospices in their respective communities to create songs about their experience, promoting death and dying awareness.

Hospice patients from St Columba’s Hospice Care in Edinburgh and from the Galilee palliative care unit in Greece came together with pupils from Heriot’s and from Elliniki Paideia. The group named themselves GRESCO Agape. They met over a number of weeks and wrote songs exploring, expressing and sharing experiences of change, loss and grief in life.

A video has been created by St Columba’s Hospice Care to mark the event, you can watch it here.
George Heriot’s vision of ‘distributing chearfullie’ of generosity, of kindness and of support has enabled generations of children to benefit directly from the generosity of the Heriot’s Foundation. The Foundation continues to support children who have lost a parent.