Casuarina Street Primary School students joined in with 70,000 young students across Australia in belting out ‘One Song’ today.
In a move to make music fun at school and with the help of a connected world, Music: Count Us In is recognised as the world’s largest school music initiative.
More than 3000 schools participate each year to sing the same song, on the same day, at the same time.
The 2018 song ‘One Song‘ was written by five Australian primary school students with the assistance of Justine Clarke, best known for her role in Play School.
The Casuarina Street Primary students had just two months to learn the catchy tune and the choreography.
Casuarina Street Primary choir teacher Nicolle Gadd said the students nailed it.
“Music is so important for kids. It helps them learn and it was nice to be part of a national celebration of music,” Ms Gadd said.
“The students learnt very quickly. They were brilliant.
“A choir is about working together and listening, that has really shined through today, especially as we had the pre-school on board as well,” she said.
According to Music, Count Us In, “in late 2005, the federally-funded National Review of School Music Education found that most students miss out on meaningful music education in schools.”
Casuarina Street school has participated in the initiative once before, but this year is the first time the school choir was joined by the younger students.
Student musicians had a role as well.
The main event was live streamed from Bellerive Boardwalk, Hobart Tasmania so all participating schools could tune in connect to the rest of Australia singing at the same time.
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