The Learning Renaissance

Music collaboration across two continents… technology promoting cultural education!

Good to see my friend Phil Rooke receiving some recognition for his musical collaboration across two continents… we should be doing more of this.

Working between schools in Australia and Kenya he has used music technology to develop a cross-cultural collaboration benefitting learners in both continents.

Music coordinator in the Diocese of Parramatta Phil Rooke worked with students across the Diocese and provided video lessons to teachers at Brightshiners Junior School to support their students.

The final performance is the culmination of 12 months’ work as part of their music outreach program (see previous article).

“I think I can speak for all the students and teachers that we found joy in working together and great pride seeing our musical efforts in a combined production,” Phil said.

The video performance of ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight’ is led by Year 9 music students from Santa Sophia Catholic College, Box Hill with students and teachers from St Luke’s Catholic College, Marsden Park, Chisholm Catholic Primary School, Bligh Park and Brightshiners Junior School in Nairobi, Kenya.

Brightshiners Junior School is a small parish school that provides education and care to children from the age of one and a half years right through the journey of primary education.

Brightshiners community is in need of more than music support.

Read about it here

You can contribute to the development of the Brightshiners school here


About educationalist04

I'm convinced we can, as a species, do much better than this if we set our minds to being much more positive and productive towards our fellow humans. The solution is learning - creating independent and autonomous learners who can problem solve, innovate and create a better more equitable and sustainable world. My books, Future Proof Your School and Re-Examining Success together with this blog, explore how better learning outcomes for all can be achieved.

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