Nation’s students to sing together
Students around the country have started learning a song which they will sing along with 660,000 other children at the exact time, on the same day, later this year as part of Australia’s biggest school music advocacy program.
The Music: Count Us In program has been growing steadily since 2007 and, each year, students take part in a celebration of music and all it offers.
Play School’s Justine Clarke will mentor the MCUI program and was joined earlier this year by five talented young songwriters who together composed this year’s piece, One Song. “I’m thrilled to be part of this program that promotes music education, creativity and community in one loud and joyful song that’s heard right across the country,” Ms Clarke said.
Margaret River Primary School music specialist Helen Collis said her students would also be involved in the annual program.
“The whole school will assemble from 9am in the undercover area to watch the live streaming and at 9.30am we all sing this year’s song, One Song, with Auslan signing.
“Everyone from the community are invited to attend.”
Last year, more than 3000 schools across Australia took the opportunity to develop their music skills and simultaneously perform with schools around the country. The song will be sung on November 1. Schools can register to take part through musiccountusin.org.au.
Margaret River Primary School students will join others across the region and Australia for Count Us In.