ARMADALE Primary is getting ready to be heard across the nation.
The school is taking part in this year’s Music: Count Us In project, with thousands of schools across the country set to sing the same song at the same time on November 2.
Armadale Primary music specialist Bree Hartley said her students have loved knowing there are so many people all learning the song and preparing for the day, which will culminate in a celebration of all things music.
“The feeling of being involved in something so big is very exciting for our students,” Ms Hartley said.
“Their eyes light up when I tell them we’ll be singing the same song, at the same time, on the same day as over half a million other children across Australia.”
This year’s Music: Count Us In has more than 3400 schools participating, with students from all over Australia set to sing this year’s song Shine Together’
The song was collaboratively written by five students from various states working with program ambassador John Foreman OAM and program mentor Taylor Henderson, a chart-topping Australian musician.
“Songs are our stories and Australian songs define our unique culture,” Mr Henderson said.
“I’m thrilled to be helping mentor a new generation create great music.”
Ms Hartley said along with being fun, understanding and participating in music is essential for our humanity.
“Music is what makes us human,” she said.
“We can express so much through music, and it’s part of society at all levels.”
To register your school and learn this year’s song, head to musicaustralia.org.au/program/countusin/the-song/2017-program-song/.