Chinnie kids sing with small town spirit

SING LOUD: School captain Harley, principal Dale Magner and vice-captain Zahra are ready to sing.
SING LOUD: School captain Harley, principal Dale Magner and vice-captain Zahra are ready to sing. Brooke Duncan

CHINCHILLA State School students raised the rafters at their school concert last Thursday night when they launched their new school CD and music video.

The music was produced by Small Town Culture's Josh Arnold, an award-winning musician who runs workshops throughout regional Queensland to help students write and record songs highlighting their school and community.

The concert was the culmination of ten weeks of work, and Mr Arnold said the process involved every student in the school.

"All their voices are on there,” he said.

School principal Dale Magner said it had been a very rewarding experience.

"The kids have thoroughly enjoyed the whole learning journey and it's a credit to our kids and their families and to the work that Josh does.”

School vice-captain Zahra Swoboda said it was about honouring what makes her school and town special.

"It's actually taken my breath away how hard it is to write a song,” Zahra said.

"Some songs like Just Keep on Swimming I think, that's about the floods, when the water's rising, and Classroom Culture, which is my song, is like the diversity between all the people at our school and different nationalities.”

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