S.O.S from the Kids are a group of young people who love singing and want to protect nature. They write and sing songs as a form of environmental activism and invite everyone to join them.
SOS from the Kids formed when brothers Sim (12) and Noah Macaulay (14) got together with their cousin, Coen Baines and close friends to record the song ‘S.O.S from the Kids’. The song had been written by Sim and his mum (Dorry) after Sim and Noah learnt about humankind's destruction of nature.
Sim had written songs with his mum since the age of seven so working on 'S.O.S from the Kid's' with her was a very natural way to work through his feelings. The song started as a way to channel their family’s sense of despondency about the crisis into something proactive and hopeful that could include friends & family.
The children immediately began using their song as a form of musical activism, performing at climate meetings, festivals and concerts. Now the group of 25 children have a set of original songs and perform them throughout the UK.
S.O.S from the Kids were delighted to have a global platform as Semi finalists on Britain's Got Talent 2020, it was a great opportunity to spread their environmental message.
The choir were honoured to receive a letter from their hero Sir David Attenborough saying ‘Thank you for all you are doing to help tackle the problem’.
Recently, S.O.S from the Kids teamed up with Chris Packham to host a Rewilding event. Rewilding was also one of the themes, the choir's founders, Noah and Sim explored in the new BBC Bitesize series The Regenerators
In November 2021 the choir were honoured to be invited to sing at COP26 where they performed six times over three days. They sang to world leaders; asking them to listen and act for a fair transition to a greener future.
One of the highlights of our journey so far has been collaborating with 'Phuyaklah Voices' in West Papua on the song 'It's time To Heal'. A West papuan version of the video for 'It's Time to Heal' will be released soon.