Musicians performed on the Great Wall of China
Arden Secondary students enjoyed the experience of a lifetime when they embarked on their China Music Tour in the April holidays. The students were involved in exchange concerts with similar aged students as well as having amazing opportunities such as performing on the Great Wall of China! They were very busy as they performed in five concerts in 11 days. Additionally, they enjoyed seeing the many wonders, scenery and cultural experiences of China.
According to Mrs Philippa Wood, Coordinator of Co-Curricular Music and China Tour Coordinator, the benefits are numerous both before and after the tour. These include “Students who have honed their skills to a high level as a result of having a significant goal to strive for, parents and school community who are united, having been on the Shadow Tour themselves or just witnessing the experience supporting their touring student. The overall standard of the ensemble is significantly better; the students have made many more friends across the different years and really feel part of something special as a result of a shared life changing experience.”