Don’t Stop the Music: documentary-led campaign donates 7,000 instruments to schools

Guy Sebastian and students from Challis Community primary school in Perth, in the ABC TV documentary Don’t Stop the Music.
Photograph: ABC TV

Sixty-three per cent of Australian schools offer no music lessons. Last year, an ABC documentary set out to change that

Eleven-year-old Anastasia uses singing to calm down.

The student at Perth’s Challis Community primary school – located in an area with high unemployment, high rates of violence and low income – suffers from Tourette syndrome. Worse, her mother has cancer. But Anastasia has a big voice and writes her own songs. Full story.

Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore (The Guardian) / November 21, 2019

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