“We Are One”
Congratulations to Sophie Brown, Year 12 from Epsom Girls’ Grammar School as this year’s winner of Hook, Line and Sing-a-long. Sophie is a prolific song writer who came to the craft just a couple of years ago when she gained enough confidence to show a friend her first efforts. Performing originals to her wider family came next and then it was full steam ahead. Unbeknownst to our Hook, Line and Sing-a-long judges Sophie, who uses the artist name “girl.”, had successes in the 2019 Play It Strange Competition and in School of Rock – The Musical song writing competition. Clearly her songwriting talents are significant.
Even though we were under lockdown during late March and through April, Sophie managed to produce and record all of the tracks for the song herself, in her bedroom at home. These were polished by the masterful hands of Paddy Hill, known to many students for his work at Roundhead Studios. Our special thanks go to Natalia Kay for the NZ Sign Language video rendition, using a translation realised by her mum, Elizabeth.
Teachers wishing to use ‘We Are One’ in their classrooms will find the NZ Sign Language video and other resources below.
Schools can also choose to play along with Sophie Brown in a streamed performance at 12:00 midday sharp on Friday 29 May.