Somewhere Over the Rainbow, by Hania

Reading the near constant reports of the impact of COVID19 is difficult and often disheartening to read. The WhichSchoolAdvisor.com team wanted to share something more positive and uplifting, and so last month, we began a project to bring to you the inspiring musical talents of the children of the UAE.
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Since March, we have been sharing videos of students and teachers singing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" as a message of hope and unity. Here, Hania, a student at Nord Anglia International School, shares her own unique, and very lovely, version of the classic song.

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Inspired by the young people of China and Italy who began sharing messages of hope as the Covid-19 pandemic took hold in their homelands, WhichSchoolAdvisor.com began sharing special versions of the song, "Somewhere Over the Rainbow", by students across the world, who also wanted to raise their voices in hope, and solidarity...

Today Hania, a student at Nord Anglia International School Dubai, shares her own uplifting version of the song. Hania is now part of a growing group of children and teachers who have recorded this song for our project. You will find links to the other versions of the song (in English, French and Sinhalese) below.

All over the world, children and young people have united under the message ‘Keep up the Fight’. For children in China, where the movement originated, the message is “Jiayou”.

Today, all around Italy, the words “andra tutto bene” (all will be well) now accompany beautiful rainbow drawings made by children to brighten their locked down neighbourhoods, and to give hope to anyone who sees them. We want to share the UAEs' messages of light and hope too...

Jiayou. Andra tutto bene. Keep up the fight.

We would love to hear this popular song sung in your mother tongue. If your child would like to share their own version of the "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" song, please email editor@whichschooladvisor.com.

Please enjoy this moment of musical hope, positivity and worldwide connection from Hania and all of the WhichSchoolAdvisor.com team.

Thank you Hania, for your song...

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Somewhere Over the Rainbow, sung in English by Emily of Kings Al Barsha

Somewhere Over the Rainbow, sung in English and British Sign Language by Ms Suzanna Eggar of Fairgreen International School 

Somewhere Over the Rainbow, sung in French by Aya of Repton Abu Dhabi

Somewhere Over the Rainbow, sung in Sinhalese by Sithumdi of Dubai Scholars Private School 

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