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Well over 800 Margaret River Primary School students, teachers, parents and community members joined in the interactive seventh annual Australia wide “Count Us In” event last Thursday morning.

You can hear our students singing in this MP3

Music Count Us In is a national program which links schools and communities across Australia to sing together (streamed live from Melbourne) to promote music education and health and wellbeing.  As you will have heard in the music clip above, 800+ students singing together sounds amazing – add a couple more zeros and you’ll have the picture of all those singing as one across the country at 9:30 a.m. last Thursday!

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Ms Helen co-ordinated the event: our students singing “Keep On” with the rest of Australia to live streaming  beamed up on the data projector in the undercover area.  This was the culmination of weeks of dedicated practice in music lessons and students practising on their own and in class.  Ms Helen really is an inspiration as she leads students to sing their hearts out.

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Mrs Collis said:

the morning went off extremely smoothly, with students singing very enthusiastically and embracing the nature of the occasion.  I was pleased to see so many parents attending and joining in with the children.

Mr K said:

It was great to bring the whole school together to sing as one and there definitely was something joyous and uniting singing all together.  I’d also like to thank the many parents who took time out of their day to come along and sing with our students.

He also passed on the high school’s commendation of Ms Helen and SIMS staff for the outstanding music program run at our school which has contributed to three past students being accepted into WAAPA for next year – a high achievement indeed!

Written by G. Gibbon and D. Veary; Photos by G. Gibbon; Posted by D. Veary


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