Pip's Song

Surfing - Activity 1

Listen Pip’s Song by Ryan Jones.

Ask pupils if they can guess what the song is all about.

Distribute copies of the lyrics and listen again, discuss what the songwriter is trying to convey.

Whose voice do we hear at which point in the song?

Read the Pip Staffieri story  and look at the image – does this shed any light?

Show the picture of surfers in Hawaii from Pip’s encyclopedia – this was all Pip had to go on when he first became obsessed with surfing. 

Reading the lyrics, sing along with Ryan Jones.

Try splitting the verses and choruses between solo singers or groups, so that the ‘conversation’ is clear.

When feeling confident, use Pip's song without vocals and perform! 
We have also providede the musical score.