Joy of music a nationwide celebration

GRIFFITH students are gearing up for what may well be the biggest music gig in Australia this year.

On Thursday Griffith North Public School will share the stage with around 600,000 others when they perform as part of Music Count Us In.

The aim of the event is to foster a love of music and to celebrate the benefits of music education.

Griffith North Public School stage three teacher Lachlan Pendlebury said each class had been busy learning the song titled Keep On.

At 12.30pm Thursday they will join more than half-a-million school students from across Australia, from kindergarten to year 12, singing the song at the same time.

“This is our third time being involved in this event and all of the students are excited to be part of it,” Mr Pendlebury said.

“The whole school has been practising for two months. It is all about fostering a love of music and promoting music education. 

“The song has been written with kids in mind and this year there is a great message behind the song.

“It extends further than just singing a song. Besides the joy of making music together, there are established links between music learning and improved academic and social outcomes in children.”

Tharbogang Public School students will also take part in Music Count Us In on Thursday.

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