Singing with one voice: North Fremantle and Samson students take part in national event

Preparing for Music: Count Us In is Samson Primary music teacher Timothy Marshall (centre) and students Maddy Culver, Chase Ashby, Kayla Spinks, Noah Rees-Turner, Eren Sakin, Zandalee Ferencich and Pantea Tavakoli.
Preparing for Music: Count Us In is Samson Primary music teacher Timothy Marshall (centre) and students Maddy Culver, Chase Ashby, Kayla Spinks, Noah Rees-Turner, Eren Sakin, Zandalee Ferencich and Pantea Tavakoli.

STUDENTS from two local primary schools sung their hearts out simultaneously with thousands more around the country during the national Music: Count Us In event.

Samson and North Fremantle primary students were among more than 500,000 Australian children to be involved in the simultaneous event, singing the song Gold by Marcia Hines, John Foreman and student songwriters.

Samson Primary music teacher Timothy Marshall said it was the fourth year the school had taken part in the event.

“It’s been great to be part of an event that keeps growing and expanding each year,” he said. “Students have learned to sing the song through a range of movement and instrumental activities.

“This is a really good event for promoting the importance of music education in schools; that music doesn’t just have to be for the few,” he added.