Music: Count Us In (MCUI), Australia’s largest school music advocacy and participation program, is thrilled to announce the release of the program’s teaching resources this year. Each year, MCUI helps hundreds of thousands of students schools across the country participate in music education by providing resources and skills development opportunities for teachers. There are currently over 3500 schools registered for MCUI nationwide.
All teachers nationwide can register now for this year’s MCUI program completely free of charge to access this year’s song along with a set of 10 lessons plans for teachers, school ensemble arrangements and a range of video clips and resources. Braille lyrics are also available to all schools.
This year’s song ‘You Won’t Bring Us Down’ (written by school students and mentor Lior in March) was recorded remotely and draws on themes of young people standing up for what they believe in, inspired by climate change and the recent Australian bushfires.
Professional Development videos and sessions for teachers will be filmed and/or held in all states and territories throughout school Term 3 during August and September. These will be available to all registered teachers free of charge. Further resources including Auslan and Indigenous Language translations, and an animation, will be available to registered teachers in August.
Hundreds of thousands of students from schools around the country will join forces around Australia to sing this year’s program song ‘You Won’t Bring Us Down’ on the national Celebration Day taking place on 5 November 2020.