09 Jan, 2015
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This week, YCIS had special guests as Australian musician, Scott Darlow, and his band visited all four campuses, taking part in music classes and performing for students during assemblies. Darlow is an Aboriginal singer and songwriter, guitarist, and didgeridoo player. In addition to year level performances, several music classes had the opportunity to have a small, more personal concert where they were able to ask questions about the band, their Australian aboriginal roots, and the didgeridoo. Many students had wonderful enquiries about the band’s instruments, which included a 12-string guitar and other acoustic instruments.
Darlow and his band used their music to connect with the student audience and talked about Aboriginal and Australian culture and world history. The concerts also tied well into YCIS’s Character Education programme, where students learn about important traits and values such as diligence, kindness, and perseverance. During his visit, Darlow shared his experience, saying "It is amazing to me to see the similarities in people all over the world and how much we have in common, yet how much we can also learn from each other’s cultures. I challenge kids to choose to be history makers. The key word we use is FLUTE – an acronym for Forgiveness, Love, Understanding, Tolerance, and Empathy."
The concerts were a fun and educational experience for all students at YCIS, and sure to be a musical experience to remember!