Education

Kids in rhythm with fest

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November 23, 2016

Jamahl Clarke, 12, Muna Brown, 11, Jayden Armstrong, 12 and Blake Damon, 12 from Bouchier St Primary School performed a Welcome to Country.

Kialla West Primary School's Kye Jeffery, Lincoln Argus, Cody Brown and Olivia Anderson get creative with percussion.

Austin Telford and Dakota Rawson-Harrison from Kialla West Primary School showcased their drumming skills.

Lily Ponton, Declan Clark and Charlie Pekin from Stanhope Primary School perform.

Stanhope Primary School's Jinaya Nurse and Addison Depledge-Smith on stage.

More than 560 students from across the Goulburn Valley attended the third annual InterHarmony Festival at Eastbank yesterday.

Hosted by The Song Room, students from the 10 attending schools came together to sing, dance and perform.

Opening with a welcome to country performed by Bourchier St Primary School students, the festival showcased musical numbers students had been rehearsing in fortnightly sessions.

The festival ended with a performance by Melbourne-based band Prophets.

Tongala Primary School teacher Nikki Thorne said The Song Room had boosted students’ confidence levels.

‘‘It’s given the students the opportunity to participate in a high-quality music program,’’ she said. ‘‘It’s definitely sparked an interest in music and dance (in kids).’’

The Song Room program manager Lena Mitchell said the program aimed to provide students with access to music and the arts to improve social, emotional and educational outcomes.

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