“Tú Cuentas ¿Me Cuentas?” it’s a project born in 2018, and promoted by Colegio San José, in Valladolid and by the non-profit association REA, in Castilla y Léon.
This project focuses on the school community, with the purpose of combating bullying, reinforcing respect, tolerance, empathy and responsibility, through music.
For this, the Spanish music “Tú Cuentas” (You Count), from the folk / rock band “Celtas Cortos”, is used, creating several activities according to the students ages and courses, to reflect and discuss the issue.
All the school community including teachers, training staff and students from all ages.
Skills to be improved
Colegio San José Valladolid teachers, school group: “Mags+” teachers, and staff from educational centres working with children.
Description and workplan
This is an awareness raising campaign against bullying, based on, and whose main resource is the song “TÚ CUENTAS” (You Count), from the Spanish folk / rock music group “Celtas Cortos”. The idea came due to the awareness of the power that music has in children and young people, making them more receptive to the themes presented in them.
Colegio San Jose and the REA Association, in Valladolid, took on the challenge of creating the lyrics for a song that would be a hymn against bullying and the soundtrack for the School Day of Peace and Nonviolence. Thus, the school group- “Grupo Mag+s”, under the leadership of Álvaro Fernández del Palacio, a young music teacher at college, and with the support of the band Celtas Cortos that gave the soundtrack, created this song.
After that, this song became extremely well-known, also passing through various sports venues and clubs in the city of Valladolid.
The motto “Tú cuentas”, “¿me cuentas?” is aimed at children who suffer from bullying, but also at their colleagues, friends, teachers and families. With this motto, the importance of communication without stigmas, is reinforced, where the priority is students, giving voice to all who are in a position of fragility.
Furthermore, with this song, a series of different activities are proposed, depending on the age / course of the students.
This initiative takes place throughout the school year.
Prizes / recognition received
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