Students from four schools in the south-western NSW region descended on Murrumburrah’s Trinity Catholic Primary School on Tuesday to participate in a music day.
It proved to be a great way for the students to start term 3 of the school year, going through various Catholic songs and theatrics with well-known Andrew Chinn, who is currently touring Catholic schools across the south-western region.
Students at Trinity Catholic Primary School were joined by their counterparts at Boorowa’s St Joseph’s Primary School, Batlow’s St Mary’s Primary School, and Adelong’s St Joseph’s Primary School.
The idea of the event was to engage students in liturgy in a fun and active way, with Mr Chinn’s hymns being based around everyday life, and story-based scripture.
Trinity Catholic Principal Marylou Gorham said the event was great for the students to learn about Catholicism in a fun and entertaining way.
“Many students find normal prayers or masses quite boring, so for them to be able to learn the same things through song and drama is fantastic,” she said.
“The event is also great for community building as well. Students get to meet and engage with students from other schools, and learn from each other.”
Staff at Trinity were also joined on Monday by staff from St Joseph’s Grenfell, St Mary’s Young, St Anne’s Temora, St Mary’s West Wyalong, St Francis Xavier Lake Cargelligo, and the schools from Tuesday’s event, and underwent workshops from Mr Chinn.
They were treated to all the skills Mr Chinn has in teaching students through music and theatrics.
Mr Chinn also made an appearance with students at St Mary’s Young on Wednesday.