HUNTER VALLEY students joined half a million other children around Australia on Thursday in song as part of Count Us In.
Students at Lambton High School, Muswellbrook High School, Hunter School of the Performing Arts, Lambton Public School, New Lambton Public School and Wallsend South Public School came together to warm up their vocal chords as part of Australia’s largest music education program.
In the heart of the nation’s capital, on top of a Gold Coast skyscraper and in squares and parks across the country, they came together and sang.
A thousand rocked the Bellerive Boardwalk in Hobart, 800 packed Parliament House in Canberra, while in Melbourne, The Cat Empire’s Harry James Angus led a crowd of 600 songsters.
In Sydney, primary school kids gathered in Darling Harbour and tuned their glockenspiels, ukuleles and vocal chords.
At exactly 12.30pm they launched into Paint You A Song, a tune written by seven high school students.
Count Us In delivers professional development to more than 2000 classroom teachers, supporting schools with lesson plans and a variety of resources.
Schools can register for the program at musiccountusin .org.au/register
Schools can register for the program here: www.musiccountusin.org.au/register