All students from Years 1 to 6 have worked hard to learn the song Marrin Gamu, translated into the first language of our area, Noongar. Mr Kidd (Junior School Music Coordinator) arranged the backing track for the students to play, rather than use a pre-recorded track, so the students would have an extra challenge. The Year 3, 5 and 6 students have also learnt recorder parts on Descant recorders (Year 3 and 5) and Alto recorders (Year 6). Members of the Junior School Orchestra and Junior School Percussion Ensemble played the string and percussion parts for the backing track. Thanks to Mr Nathan Ducker for playing Didgeridoo, and to the Noongar students in the Secondary School and Ms Danielle Glucina for creating the wonderful sand art at the end of the video, and letting us use it. The girls had great fun learning all of the parts and recording it all.
By: Penrhos College Junior School
Penrhos College, WA