Students hit high note
AUBIN Grove Primary School is getting ready to be heard across the nation.
The primary school is taking part in this year’s Music: Count Us In project, with thousands of schools across the country set to sing the same song at the same time on November 2.
Music Specialist Tarah Souter-Robertson has been at the school for four years and said the project is something that the students enjoy participating in every year.
“As part of the Cockburn Central Education Network, our school supports the initiative because it acknowledges the importance of music education and advocates for improved access to music education for all students in Australia,” she said.
“I have just under 80 students participating in the Networks festival celebration which will also include performances from Atwell, Beeliar, Hammond Park, Harmony, Success and Jandakot primary schools.”
This year’s Music: Count Us In has more than 3400 schools participating, with students from all over Australia set to sing this year’s song Shine Together.
The song was collaboratively written by five students from various states working with program ambassador John Foreman and program mentor Taylor Henderson, a chart-topping Australian musician.
“Songs are our stories and Australian songs define our unique culture,” Mr Henderson said.
“I’m thrilled to be helping mentor a new generation to create great music.”
The Cockburn Central Education Network’s Choral Festival will be held at Atwell Primary School hall and hosted by Success primary students.
The schools will sing many songs as a massed group, including last year’s song Let It Play.
Aubin Grove primary students rehearsing the song Shine Together.