500,000 students joined together to sing the same song at the same time on 31 October. This celebration of school’s participation in music, drew attention to the importance of music education, and trained over 20,000 teachers to help their schools sing the song written by students and produced by John Foreman.
Check this link to see the media message this activity generated – http://www.smh.com.au/national/education/music-in-their-ears-sharpens-young-minds-says-report-20131031-2wm50.html
The Australian Music Association conceived this concept in Australia and lobbied for funding – the event is in its 7th year of receiving government funding.
Check out the Community Music hub while you’re online http://www.musicplayforlife.org/ – this initiative was also largely funded by the AMA’s Music Makers program, something the members can be proud to have invested in the future of music making in Australia.