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Students rock out

Monday, 4th July, 2011

AIR GUITAR: Year 3 student Holly Appleby playing air guitar with the Sandringham College students. AIR GUITAR: Year 3 student Holly Appleby playing air guitar with the Sandringham College students.

A group of Year 12 students from Melbourne have treated local schoolkids to a concert.

Performance students from Sandringham College are on a tour of Victoria and parts of NSW and on Friday they performed for Railwaytown Primary School, showing them how to rock and roll.

The 31 students and several teachers have been to Charlton, Swan Hill, Mildura, Menindee and now Broken Hill.

Sandringham College teacher, Kylie De Niese, said the tour was an annual event for Year 12 music students and it took them to places they wouldn’t normally visit.

Another teacher, Ross Down, said it was a great experience for the students.

“They get to practice in front of live audiences of all different age groups. They have to try and play music that is appropriate to little kids compared to older kids,” Mr Down said.

He said that on the road they also get “a great sense of cohesion and team work”.

He said they stayed at Kinchega National Park when they went to Menindee and the “isolation is an experience.” 

Railwaytown Primary School principal, Nigel Sherrard, said the college visited last year and they were always welcome.

“It promotes our music program and gives kids the opportunity to see some excellent music,” Mr Sherrard said.

 

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