North Parmelia and Medina students in tune with WASO program


North Parmelia students engaged with the Crescendo Music Education Program.
North Parmelia students engaged with the Crescendo Music Education Program.

KWINANA students are enjoying a confidence boost with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra’s Crescendo Music Education Program.

The program has been a success at North Parmelia Primary School and Medina Primary School.

Teachers said students had improved concentration, self-confidence, behaviour and enthusiasm for learning since the weekly lessons began for Pre-Primary, Year 1 and Year 2 students.

The program is provided for free to the schools and is inspired by the internationally-renowned El Sistema programs, which aspire to use the orchestra as a model of community in areas where children are classified as at risk.

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The aim of the program is to help pupils build resilience, emotional and social well-being, and to help them be responsible contributing citizens.

The Chamber of Arts and Culture is using the program to help with its Arts Improves Lives campaign.

The focus of the campaign is to remind politicians and voters that the arts and cultural sector should not be forgotten at the polls.