Some 826 students from primary schools in Broken Hill and the Far West region showcased their talent on stage at the annual Barrier Schools Choral Festival on Wednesday. The event – part of Education Week – saw two sessions held at the Civic Centre where nine schools across the day, with each student singing their hearts out with a varied repertoire of songs.
A team of teachers at Morgan Street Public School were responsible for coordinating the event – the duty of which falls to a different school each year –, working hard on the organisation and publicity, all of which culminated in a successful day.
“We had all local schools we were lucky to have a combined Tibooburra and White Cliffs [choir] and School of the Year came in and everyone communicated well with us. The rehearsal and the performance went well, ran smoothly, and everyone sang beautifully,” RFF Teacher at Morgan Street Public School, Chantal Gibson, told us.
“There were lots of nice cheers and claps after each performance and positive feedback on how successful it went. Both sessions had a great turnout of audience. We had great ticket sales, so it was well publicised, and the community definitely backed it so that was really good as well.”