We All Say No: Bankstown boys say no to domestic violence in a rap song
A group of Sydney primary school boys is tackling domestic violence in a novel way.
The boys aged 11 and 12 from Bankstown Public School have recorded a rap song called We All Say No.
“The song is about domestic violence against women, but not only women, kids, parents, anybody,” said year six student Natrell Tawa.
“Say ‘no’ to violence because it’s the wrong thing to do against women.”
The project came about through a partnership between Bankstown Public School and not-for-profit organisation Bankstown Youth Development Service (BYDS).
Last year BYDS was given the task of working with 15 year five students from the school.
“We came in on a weekly basis and did workshops around domestic violence and healthy relationships,” said music facilitator with BYDS, Craig Taunton.
“Out of that culminated a great song, which the boys wrote themselves.
“Not only is it a great song with a great message, we really hope that the message got through to the boys and will carry on with them in their lives to come,” he said.